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Police Press Release - September 2, 2020

Douglas Steven Dillner
Douglas Steven Dillner

Criminal Investigation Division
Major Crimes Section
Child Pornography (Arrest) / Riva


On April 17, 2020, the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit initiated an investigation in reference to a report of a specific account that was directly associated in uploading child pornographic images to a particular internet site.  The information was provided by the “National Center for Missing and Exploited Children” (NCMEC) which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent child victimization.

As the result of issuing and executing several court orders, detectives identified an address involved with uploading child pornography.  On May 21, 2020, detectives executed a residential search warrant at an address in the 3100 block of Shrewsbury Lane in Riva, Maryland. Numerous digital devices were taken into custody and secured in order that the devices could be analyzed. The suspect, identified as Douglas Steven Dillner, a sixty seven year old male of the same address, was on scene. 

After receiving the results from the forensic extraction, child pornography was recovered as evidence. Child Abuse detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Douglas Dillner charging him with ten counts of possession of child pornography.  On August 31, 2020, Douglas Dillner was placed under arrest without incident.

The Anne Arundel County Police is urging anyone with information on this incident or the suspect to contact the Anne Arundel County Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733. One can also remain anonymous by calling the Anne Arundel County Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers.


Douglas Steven Dillner
DOB: 2/27/1953
3100 block of Shrewsbury Lane
Riva, Maryland


  • Possess Child Pornography (10 cts)
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