Police arrested a Maryland officer on a child porn charge while he was working at a mass vaccination site




A mass coronavirus vaccination site is seen in the parking lot of Six Flags on February 6, 2021 in Bowie, Maryland.
A mass coronavirus vaccination site is seen in the parking lot of Six Flags on February 6, 2021 in Bowie, Maryland.  
  • Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, a Maryland police officer, has been arrested on one count of child pornography.

  • The sheriff's office said he is believed to have "images and videos of nude pre-pubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct."

  • He has been suspended from his police job without pay on an unrelated matter.

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Authorities on Friday arrested a police officer from Maryland on a child porn possession charge while he had been on duty at a mass vaccination site.

Daniel Joseph Morozewicz with the Rockville City Police Department is believed to have been in possession of "downloads containing images and videos of nude pre-pubescent females engaged in sexually explicit conduct," according to a statement from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office.

Morozewicz, also a corporal assigned to the Maryland National Guard, has been suspended without pay from his police job "for an unrelated matter," the statement said.

He had been with the police department since July 2013, the Washington Post reported. A spokesperson declined to give the reason for his suspension.

Detectives detained Morozewicz at a Six Flags amusement park in Bowie, Maryland, which had been converted into a mass coronavirus vaccination site. At the time, he was involved with the vaccine facilitation and distribution process as part of his National Guard duty, the statement said.

The sheriff's office tracked Morozewicz for three months between September 8 and December 30 before asking for a federal search warrant last month. Authorities searched his home and car. Upon his arrest, he was charged with one count of child porn possession.

Since his arrest, he has been removed from active duty with the National Guard, according to Major Kurt M. Rauschenberg, Maryland National Guard spokesperson.

"The Maryland National Guard takes these situations seriously and will cooperate with law enforcement agencies as needed," Rauschenberg said in a statement to Insider.

Morozewicz first joined the Maryland National Guard in February 2015.

He was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, "where he bonded out and released on his own recognizance," according to the sheriff's statement. The investigation remains ongoing.

Neither the Maryland National Guard nor the Rockville City Police Department immediately returned a request for comment from Insider.

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