Cambridge man charged with sex abuse of minor, child porn

Police ask for information from public

Dorchester Banner
Posted 2/10/22

CAMBRIDGE – A 72-year-old man is being held in Talbot County on charges including rape and multiple counts of child pornography.

In September of 2021, Easton detectives assigned to the …

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Cambridge man charged with sex abuse of minor, child porn

Police ask for information from public

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CAMBRIDGE – A 72-year-old man is being held in Talbot County on charges including rape and multiple counts of child pornography.

In September of 2021, Easton detectives assigned to the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received information about an internet user who was in possession of child pornography. After further investigation and executing multiple search-and-seizure warrants, detectives identified the suspect.

After examining a large amount of evidence, images were uncovered that led to identifying a child under the age of 16, with whom the suspect had sexual contact, the police statement said. This contact occurred in 2018 in Easton and the suspect captured images of the victim. Detectives were able to identify the child.

On Feb. 9, detectives from the Easton Police Department, with the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security and the Cambridge Police Department, arrested Richard Wesley Robinson of Cambridge on a warrant charging him with rape second degree (two counts), sex abuse of a minor – continued course of conduct (one count), sexual solicitation of a minor (two counts), sex offense 3rd degree (two counts), child pornography film in a sex act (22 counts) and child pornography permit sex subject (22 counts).

This investigation is continuing. The Easton Police Department asks anyone who has any information regarding the suspect or this investigation to contact detectives at 410-822-1111.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation.

The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.