CENTREVILLE — Timothy Brian Smith, 32, of Centreville was charged by investigators with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region, with rape, sexual abuse and possession of child pornography Monday, Nov. 25.

The full charges include second-degree rape, third- and fourth-degree sex offense, sexual abuse of a minor, production of child pornography and various related charges. Smith faces 27 charges total.

According to a news release, the investigation stem from the disclosure of a child under the age of 13 that Smith sexually assaulted him on numerous occasions. On Nov. 25, a search warrant was executed at Smith’s residence.

Tfc. Zachary Sarver of the Maryland State Police made the arrest.

Smith is being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region, comprises investigators assigned to Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester counties. Troopers assigned to the unit investigate the most serious and/or time-consuming crimes while also providing investigative support to allied agencies in and throughout the area.

CED Upper Shore is a member of the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The ICAC Task Force Program helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and internet crimes against children.

This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education.

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