A Frederick man has been arrested for soliciting a minor online.
On 10/31/2012 the Frederick Police Department received a harassment complaint. During the initial investigation it was determined that an unknown person was sending harassing emails to a 16 year old victim’s employer.
This case was assigned to Det. Ames with the Criminal Investigation Division for follow-up investigation. Det. Ames was able to identify the suspect in this case as, George Robert Staton through various sources of information. The subsequent investigation revealed that Staton had been engaged in an on-line relationship with the victim after seeking out the victim and making contact with the victim over the internet. In this case, Staton sought out the victim specifically and knew who the victim was prior to making contact with her.
Det. Ames determined that Staton began sexually soliciting the victim when she was 15 years old over the internet. Det. Ames also determined that Staton solicited the victim to produce pornographic images which were sent to Staton over the internet.
On 02/28/2014 this case was presented to the Frederick County Grand Jury and an indictment was issued charging Staton with the below crimes associated with the sexual solicitation of a minor and the solicitation of a minor to produce child pornography.
On 02/28/2014 Det. Ames located Staton at his residence and arrested Staton. Staton was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center pending an appearance before a Judge of the Circuit Court of Frederick County Maryland.
George Robert Staton
5700 Block Trailview Court
Frederick, Maryland 21703
(5) Counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor
(1) Count of Solicitation of a Minor to Produce Child Pornography
(1) Count of Possession of Child Pornography
Case #: 2012-068733
Investigator:Detective D. Ames
Author: Corporal A. Lapp 301-600-6390