A Hagerstown man has been charged after he told police he has probably downloaded about 1,000 child pornography files on a computer, according to Washington County District Court records.
John Stephen Sekula III, 20, of 11520 Selema Drive, Apt. 2, was charged Jan. 16 with possession of child pornography and with promoting/distributing child pornography, according to court records.
Sekula was released Jan. 21 on $1,000 bond.
Using a certain type of computer software, Cpl. John H. Linton of the Maryland State Police said he was able to browse the suspect's "shared file directory" and found a movie of an adult male engaging in a sex act with a prepubescent child, according to court records.
Linton said he executed a search warrant at Sekula's apartment and Sekula admitted to downloading child pornography videos, court records show.