The Frederick Police Department has identified and arrested a subject on several sex offense charges.
In August 2023, Det. DeWees of the Frederick Police Department received information from a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) that an individual later identified as James Robert Jackson had been chatting online with an undercover officer. In these chats Mr. Jackson had distributed child sex abuse material.
Det. DeWees and Special Agent Yesensky of the FBI worked quickly with the States Attorney’s Office on the investigation. Det. DeWees authored and was granted search and seizure warrants for Jackson’s residence and vehicle. The evidence obtained resulted in several sex offense charges on Jackson.
On September 13, 2023, Jackson was arrested on those charges. Jackson appeared in front of the district court commissioner and was held without bail.
James Robert Jackson (DOB: 6/21/1986)
3000 Block of Basford Road
- Nine (9) counts related to the possession of child pornography and the solicitation of child pornography from minors.
- Three (3) counts related to the distribution of child pornography.
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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Incident Type: Sex Offense
Incident Case Number: 2023-063428
Investigating Officers: Detective D. DeWees
Author of release: Sgt. Scott Grigsby