FREDERICK- On Friday May 31st, a Frederick Grand Jury indicted four men on charges of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. Daniel Kroon of Myersville, MD was indicted on one count of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. Todd Thompson of Frederick, MD was indicted on one count of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. Joseph Shirk of McClure, PA was indicted on 2 counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. Finally, Virinchi Srinivas of Gaithersburg, MD was indicted on 3 counts of Sexual Solicitation of a Minor. The charges stem from a joint operation under the Frederick County Cyber Crime Task Force (FCCTF). During the operation, suspects chatted on several social media platforms with undercover investigators who posed as minors. Authorities arrested the suspects as they arrived at a pre-arranged meeting place for an encounter. All defendants are currently being held without bond at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith commented on the indictments stating, “I was confident that our Cyber Crimes Task Force would have an immediate impact on combating this horrible industry. These indictments will certainly send that message.”