Child Exploitation Unit

November 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Internet Crimes Against Children Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County police has seen a rise in internet crimes against children during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities. The Special Victims Investigations Division – Child Exploitation Unit notes the rise of crimes that include the sending and receiving of child pornography, sexual exploitation of children, and children being blackmailed for money after sending nude […]

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April 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Karate Instructor Charged with Child Porn

Police have issued a warrant for a karate instructor from Bethesda charged with possessing child pornography who allegedly fled the country. The warrant is for Alexander Soumbadze, 26 of Bethesda, charging him with eight counts of possession of child pornography. During this investigation, detectives say they have uncovered evidence that Soumbadze also had inappropriate contact […]

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