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Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

In June 2019, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force received one Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in reference to someone distributing child pornography. The cybcrtip, was reported by Tumblr and that the report was created in Tumblr’s system on 4-24-19. Police reviewed the cybcrtip and observed there were 5 video files and 2 image files. Some of the files were considered child pornography and some were considered child erotica. The username on the Tumblr account was jasoncm78. Authorities viewed all 7 files and determined at least four of files contained child pornography. On August 13, 2019, at approximately 5:50 a.m., the Maryland State Police and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence on Budds Creek Road, in Mechanicsville. During the execution of the search warrant, two adults (Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville, and a female) and two juveniles were located inside of the residence. Jason Melvin was interviewed in a spare room in the residence, police read Melvin his Miranda rights, and he acknowledged and waived his rights, agreeing to speak with them. Melvin advised that he has lived at the residence […]

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