CENTREVILLE — Timothy Brian Smith, 32, of Little Kidwell Avenue, Centreville, was charged by investigators with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region, with rape, sexual abuse and possession of child pornography Monday, Nov. 25.
The full charges include six counts of second-degree rape, six counts of third-degree sex offense, six counts of fourth-degree sex offense, sodomy, perverted practice, sexual abuse of a minor, production of child pornography and various related charges. Smith faces 27 charges total.
According to a Maryland State Police statement, the investigation stemmed from the disclosure of a child under the age of 13 that Smith sexually assaulted him on numerous occasions. On Nov. 25, a search warrant was executed at Smith’s residence.
Tfc. Zachary Sarver made the arrest.
Smith is being held without bond in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 23 in Queen Anne’s County District Court.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.
The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region, comprises investigators assigned to Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties. Troopers assigned to the unit investigate the most serious and/or time-consuming crimes while also providing investigative support to allied agencies in and throughout the area.
CED Upper Shore is a member of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The ICAC Task Force Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.
This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education.