March 25, 2011

Montgomery school bus driver fired after being charged for child pornography

A former Montgomery County Public Schools bus driver continued working for several months after police seized his computer, which they say contained 85 images and videos of child pornography.

Charles H. Acker IV, 33, was arrested Feb. 10, 2011, by Montgomery County Police and charged with one count of possessing child pornography and one count of possessing with intent to distribute child pornography.

Reached by phone Friday, Acker's Greenbelt attorney, Richard Arnold, declined to comment.

The investigation into Acker, of Walkersville, began about 10 months before his arrest. On April 2, 2010, police searched his mother's Germantown home, where Acker lived in the basement, according to police charging documents filed Jan. 25, 2011. The search was the result of an undercover investigation that began in February 2010 into the sharing of child pornography over the Internet.

Members of the police pedophile section stated that Acker admitted to them on April 2, 2010, that he had knowledge about file-sharing over the Internet, according to the documents. Police then seized and examined his computer. SOURCE: Gazette

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