By Sophia Barnes 

A Rockville police officer and Maryland National Guard member was arrested Friday on a child pornography charge, police say.

Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, of Frederick, Maryland, was detained without incident at the mass vaccination site at the Six Flags park in Bowie, Maryland, where he was on active duty, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said.

Frederick and state authorities in a joint investigation tracked Morozewicz’s internet usage from September through December and found he downloaded sexually explicit images and videos of pre-pubescent girls, the sheriff’s office said. A warrant was issued on Feb. 23.

Daniel J. Morozewicz was released on a $5,000 bond.

Morozewicz was detained while performing duties at the virus site. At his home Friday, officers found images “clearly showing” child exploitation, authorities said.

“We are looked at in the community, in the public eye, as trusted members of the community,” Todd Wivel, a Frederick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said.

“So when somebody goes out and does something like this, it automatically makes them lose trust in, you know, that person, and just makes them question exactly what their motives are and what they’re doing.”

He was booked into the Frederick County Adult Detention Center but “bonded out,” the office said.

Pictured: Daniel Joseph Morozewicz

Though Morozewicz is a Rockville officer, he had been suspended “for an unrelated matter” at the time of his arrest, sheriff’s officials said.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact FCSO lead Detective Joe McCallion at mccallion@frederickcountymd.gov, 301-600-1022 or 301-600-1046. The reference case number is #20-099037, authorities say.

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