DIRTBAG ROUNDUP: Maryland Cop Anthony M. Mileo charged with possession and distribution of child porn

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DIRTBAG ROUNDUP: Maryland Cop Anthony M. Mileo charged with possession and distribution of child porn

HUNTINGTOWN, MD – Maryland State Police report that the agency’s Computer Crimes investigators arrested and charged a Maryland National Capitol Parks Police Officer, a resident of Calvert County, on Nov. 7, 2019, with the possession and distribution of child pornography via the internet.

The suspect is identified as Anthony Michael Mileo, 53, of 1453 Bidwell Lane, Huntingtown, Maryland. He is charged with seventeen counts of possession of child pornography and seventeen counts of distribution of child pornography. Mileo was arrested at his residence without incident.  He was transported to Prince Frederick Barrack for processing and later taken to the Calvert County Detention Center.

In August of 2019, troopers from the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a CyberTip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children involving the distribution of child pornography online.  The investigation led to the identification of Mileo and his residence in Calvert County.  The investigation also revealed that Mileo is currently employed as a police officer with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission Police Department.

Maryland State Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mileo and shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2019, Detective Donald Frank placed him under arrest.  Subsequent to the arrest, the Maryland State Police, along with Homeland Security Investigations, served a search warrant at Mileo’s residence. During the service of the search warrant, the Maryland State Police recovered several electronic devices which will be analyzed by the Maryland State Police Digital Forensics Laboratory.

Anyone with information relevant to this case may contact the Maryland State Police through the Maryland Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-637-5437.

The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. This is a combined law enforcement effort involving police departments across Maryland that is made possible in part due to grant funds provided by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) and by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Taskforce investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.

Mileo was being held in the Calvert County Jail on a $100,000 bond pending a hearing in District Court and was released after the bond was posted the day of his arrest.

Officer Mileo has been employed with the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as a K-9 Officer since March of 2014, according to his posting on LinkedIn. Prior experience was from August of 1988 to August of 2008 as a K-9 Handler in the Special Operations Unit of the Prince George’s County Police Department.  His licenses and certifications include K-9 Handler Explosives and Firearms instructor. In addition, he has been a volunteer firefighter in PG County.

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MILEO NOTES THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES
ABOUT HIS SKILLS ON HIS LINKEDIN PROFILE

Resourceful Law Enforcement professional with 30 years of dedicated experience serving the citizens of Prince George’s County, possessing a personal commitment to upholding the highest standards of the Law Enforcement working with personnel through advanced and appropriate training.

• Disciplined leader with the proven ability to remain calm and deliver results in stressful situations.

• Capacity to excel at solving problems independently while incorporating sound advice from peers and superiors.

• Demonstrated ability to use discretion wisely while making positive impressions within the community I serve.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills; trustworthy in handling sensitive documentation.

• Ability to assist diverse populations with compassion, patience, and understanding.

• Adept at guiding, influencing, and empowering others to maintain law and order.

• Skilled at resolving conflicts and diffusing hostile situations under pressure.

• Enthusiasm for working with the community to create preventive solutions and encourage the potential for change.

Committed to working with Homeland Security, A.T.F, and the F.B.I., and neighboring Jurisdictions K-9 Teams to achieve the highest level of training with Explosives devices that could harm the community.

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