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Crownsville Man Jared Johnson Accused Of Having 18K Child Porn Images Arrested In New Mexico, Police Say

CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) -- Police have arrested a 36-year-old Crownsville man who they said had 18,000 images of child pornography on numerous electronic devices.

Jared Ethan Johnson was arrested Wednesday in a hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Johnson had fled the state to evade law enforcement.

Police said they began investigating the case in June after getting information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. On July 24, detectives searched Johnson's home in the 100 block of Tudor Drive and seized numerous digital devices.

An analysis of those devices found the approximately 18,000 files of child porn, police said.

Johnson was taken to a detention center where he is awaiting extradition to Maryland on ten child pornography possession charges.

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