Federal charges against Montgomery Co. man in ‘gruesome’ sex abuse of girls

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland man already charged with the sexual abuse of three young girls in Montgomery County on child pornography charges, and investigators are concerned there could be more victims.

Investigators say Kyle Thompson sexually abused at least three children and believe there is the possibility there could be more victims. (Courtesy Montgomery County Police)

The federal grand jury indicted Kyle Stephen Thompson, 31, of Burtonsville, Maryland, on 18 counts of producing child pornography.

“It does stand out as gruesome in nature. The … activity that is alleged to have occurred is very disturbing to say the least,” said Scott Hinckley, assistant special agent in charge at the FBI Baltimore Field Office.

An anonymous source tipped off investigators after Thompson showed that person videos he took of the sexual abuse of a four-year-old girl. There are three victims in the county case, but Hinckley believes there could be more because Thompson has shown a pattern of dating women related to his victims.

“He would befriend women, and we believe that went on extensively,” Hinckley said.

The federal charges stem from child pornography investigators allegedly found in Thompson’s apartment. Police served a search warrant March 17 to find computers and storage devices that contained photos and videos of child pornography. Police also found 15 registered weapons, and evidence shows Thompson bound the girls and held them at gunpoint, the documents said.

Anyone who has more information on Thompson is asked to call the FBI Baltimore office at 410-265-8080.

Megan Cloherty

WTOP Investigative Reporter Megan Cloherty primarily covers breaking news, crime and courts.

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