Annapolis Man Faces Charges Following Child Porn Investigation

An Annapolis man is facing criminal charges following a child porn investigation led by the Maryland State Police. 

In a press release, authorities said Robert Victor Santin, 55, has been charged with one count of using a computer to transmit a statement for the purpose of encouraging unlawful sexual contact with a minor, 11 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of drug possession. 

"At approximately 2:20 p.m. Thursday, troopers arrested Santin in the 300 block of Legion Avenue in Annapolis.  Investigators also served a search warrant at Santin’s residence," the press release said. "A preliminary forensic review of his electronic devices seized at the residence revealed multiple child pornography files."

Santin is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, court records show.