Linthicum Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Distribution, Possession of Child Pornography

Annapolis, Maryland – – A Linthicum man, who traded images of the children of a neighbor, work colleague, and his child's youth sports coach in exchange for child pornography, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in jail and ordered to register as a Tier II Sex Offender, State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced.

Adam James Jun, 41, was sentenced to 80 years, with all but 18 months suspended, with five years of supervised probation in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis. In addition, he must undergo psychosexual testing and treatment and have no contact with children upon release. Prosecutors sought an active five-year prison sentence.

"I am glad that this defendant is held accountable for the exploitation of the children of people who trusted him and that he will receive both a jail sentence and treatment, along with placement on Maryland's Sex Offender Registry," Leitess said. "I am thankful that law enforcement continues to monitor and disrupt this terrible criminal activity and we can prosecute offenders."

In May 2022, law enforcement received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) of multiple files of child pornography discovered on Kik, a chat messenger site.

Investigators linked the files to an IP address in Linthicum, with the subscriber identified as Jun. It was revealed that Jun sent and received multiple files of child pornography through single and group users on the site. Along with exchanging videos and images of child pornography, Jun was trading clothed images of children identified by law enforcement as the young daughters of Jun's neighbor, co-worker, and his child's youth sports coach.

In September 2023, Jun was found guilty of eights counts each of felony Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography following a three-day bench trial.

Assistant State's Attorney Sean Fox and Assistant State's Attorney Joshua Adrian prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County, with the Honorable Michael Malone presiding.