St. Joe's Fullerton Deacon Charged with Child Pornography
By Nick Gestido
March 1, 2013
The deacon of a local church has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the Baltimore County Police Department.
William Steven Albaugh, of the unit block of Treadway Court in Perry Hall, was arrested at his home at 7:45 a.m. March 1, police said in the news release.
Albaugh is the deacon of St. Joseph's Fullerton church on Belair Road, the release states.
He was charged with one count of possession of child pornography and released from the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond, according to police.
Detectives began investigating Albaugh last month, after his Internet service provider Verizon Online notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that one of its subscribers, later identified as Albaugh, was storing pornographic images of children on their cloud storage service, the release states.
Friday morning, police searched Albaugh's home on Treadway Court and found saved images of child pornography on his Verizon Online account and on thumb drives, the release states.
There is no information that children at St. Joseph's were victims, police stated in the release. The investigation is ongoing.