Although all types of criminal convictions can cause complications in a person's life, few are more serious than those for sex crimes. In addition to jail time and fines, convicted offenders in the state of Maryland must enter into a sex offender registry. This can severely damage a person's reputation and professional life, as well as create difficulties in finding housing and other life opportunities. For this reason, charges for sex crimes should be taken seriously and challenged in an effort to prevent a conviction.
A Columbia man was arrested by border agents at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in connection with charges related to sex crimes. The investigation revolves around both alleged child pornography and sexual abuse involving a child. The man had been previously charged and released in January as part of the same investigation. When the new charges against him were filed, the man returned from a vacation in Mexico in order to meet with authorities.