FREDERICK – Abe Mallik, 56, of Point of Rocks, Maryland appeared before the Honorable Michael Galloway and was sentenced to a total of 10 years in the Division of Correction, with all but 5 days of time served, suspended. The defendant was placed on 5 years specialized sex offender supervision. The defendant will be registered as a Tier 1 sex offender.
On June 2, 2017, a Frederick County Jury returned a guilty verdict against Abe Mallick for 11 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The trial began May 30, 2017, and the jury deliberated for approximately 6 and a half hours before returning a guilty verdict on all counts.
In March of 2016, a Cybertip was forwarded to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Upon reviewing the Google business records, Detectives found communications with minor females, and eight images of confirmed child pornography were identified as being uploaded to an attachment using the defendant’s e-mail address.
On April 21, 2016, a search warrant was executed at the Defendant’s address and numerous digital devices were seized. Over 200 images of child erotica were located by a Homeland Security Investigations Computer Forensic Analyst on the defendant’s laptop. Three images were confirmed to be child pornography.
At the time the offenses occurred, the defendant was working as a federal government employee.
“We stand ready to assist and support our law enforcement partners in bringing to justice those who commit these crimes in the federal workplace,” said Antoinette V. Henry, Special Agent in Charge, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations’ Internal Affairs Office.
“Such acts involving Federal employees, who are working to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans, will not be tolerated when found out,” said Scott A. Vantrease, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations.
“The collaborative effort was outstanding,” stated Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith. “Especially the efforts of Assistant State’s Attorney Joyce Roldan King who did an outstanding job prosecuting this case.”
J. Charles Smith, III
State’s Attorney for
Frederick County, Maryland