A Frederick County Public Schools employee has been arrested on charges of child pornography and child sexual abuse.
Dian Nelson, a spokesperson for FCPS, confirmed that John Hibbert, 39, is employed by the school district. Nelson added that Hibbert is a non-school-based employee.
As of January, Hibbert served as a locksmith, according to a salary database provided by the school system.
Police arrested Hibbert, of Knoxville, on Tuesday and charged him with 11 counts of possession of child pornography, 11 counts of promotion and distribution of child porn, and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, according to court documents.
A CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children along with other evidence obtained by law enforcement led to a warrant and the arrest.
“Having received notice of the charges, our Security and Emergency Management Office is cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation,” Nelson said in an email. “We are unable to provide further information regarding a matter under investigation.”
Hibbert is being held without bail while awaiting a preliminary hearing.