A Frederick man was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of distribution and possession of child pornography, according to the Maryland State Police.

The suspect, Daniel Elieze Valentin-Morales, 27, has been identified as a former substitute teacher for Frederick County Public Schools. He was charged with six counts of distribution of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography.

Valentin-Morales has not worked at FCPS in the last year, according to an email from Brandon Oland, communications manager for FCPS. 

Investigators do not currently have any knowledge that the suspect had inappropriate contact with children as a result of his past employment with FCPS, according to MSP.

Valentin-Morales was transported to the Frederick County Detention Center where he was being held without bail as of Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The Frederick Police Department began the investigation into the distribution and possession of child pornography online in August 2020. FPD was later assisted by Maryland State Police and the FBI. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Maryland State Police and the FBI all participated in the search warrant and arrest at Valentin-Morales' home Thursday.

Authorities said Valentine-Morales was distributing the content on "share sites."

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(23) comments

mcpsida

And his father is a Pastor! He worked in the school system, our children were in constant danger! This is frightening for our country and county!

gabrielshorn2013

Mr. Valentin-Morales was previously charged with assaulting a police officer.

gjthuro

How disgusting ; is anyone screening these people before they are hired

KellyAlzan

How do u screen someone who has never been investigated or charged?

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KellyAlzan

A background check on someone who wasn’t charged or convicted will not reveal this.

People do not usually broadcast to the public what turns them on and or what arouses them.

One plus one equals two

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C.D.Reid

Background checks do not reveal that a person has been charged with anything unless some kind of conviction or ruling follows, Pb. I took gjthuro's question as a generic one for school employees in general, not this one in particular.

Hayduke2

CD - now's whose making the excuses [lol][lol][lol]

KellyAlzan

Exactly. The original comment was made out of disgust that a kiddie porn fanatic was hired. Which is why he said better background checks are needed. No clue what Cd is blabbering about, and apparently cd doesn’t know what she’s blabbering about eyether

phydeaux994

There seems to be an inordinate amount of this crime in Frederick County??

vjhughes

I doubt that it’s any worse here than anywhere else of comparable size. Unfortunately, these perverts are everywhere.

KellyAlzan

Americans love sex and kiddie porn

artandarchitecture

From someone who tracks crime *closely*, Frederick Co. has nothing on Montgomery County's pedo rape & child porn crimes. When 9 individual illegal alien child rapists were arrested inside of an 8 week period, the news finally made national headlines:

NINE AND COUNTING: Another Illegal Alien Charged with Child Rape in Maryland Sanctuary County - Shane Trejo

https://bigleaguepolitics.com/nine-and-counting-another-illegal-alien-charged-with-child-rape-in-maryland-sanctuary-county/

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C.D.Reid

Yep! [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

bosco

Montgomery County is a sanctuary county.

Arbit

Seems like more arrest are happening with people possessing child porn. This world is very sick.

neilyoungfan25

This guy has been very vocal in Frederick about the rights of immigrants. Daniel is Jessica Fitzwater’s poster child for admitting immigrants to Frederick County. I bet he has disappeared from her Facebook Friends list!

public-redux

“... admitting immigrants to Frederick County.”

Are immigrants to the United States not allowed into FredCo?

KellyAlzan

According to Sherf Trumpkins - NO

pittsmom04

Why do you keep talking? You make everyone dumber with every word that you type

chyandqt

Nope he still on her face book page

KellyAlzan

He only was arrested. Hasn’t been tried in court. Innocent till proved guilty

C.D.Reid

Enough evidence was acquired to charge him.

KellyAlzan

Clearly

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