Severna Park Man Released From Custody Following Arrest on 19 Counts of Child Porn Charges

 A resident of Severna Park this week was arrested on 19 counts of child pornography charges and later released on his own recognizance by a district court commissioner, according to online court records.  Those 19 counts include nine felonies related to the promoting and distributing child porn during a 4 month period last year.  

On October 30, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site.  The information was provided by the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” (NCMEC) which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.

As the result of issuing and executing several court orders, detectives identified an address involved with uploading child pornography.  On November 22, 2019, detectives executed a residential search warrant at an address in the 400 block of Larkspur Lane in Severna Park, Maryland. Numerous digital devices were taken into custody and secured in order that the devices could be analyzed. The suspect, identified as William Ramsey Derry, a twenty-five year old male of the same address was on scene. 

After receiving the results from the forensic extraction nearly a year later, child pornography was recovered as evidence. Child Abuse detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Derry on Monday, November 30, 2020. On Tuesday, he was placed under arrest and subsequently released the same day.