Monrovia Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

FREDERICK- Joshua David Scalera, 36, of Monrovia, MD pled guilty on April 22nd to 4 counts of possession of child pornography. The charges came as the result of the execution of a search and seizure warrant in early 2018. He received a total sentence of 20 years in the Maryland Division of Corrections, with all but 18 months suspended. Prior to this offense, the defendant had no criminal record. In favor of the suspended portion of the sentence, the defendant was put on 3 years of supervised probation, and ordered to continue counseling and required by statute to register as a sex offender for 15 years. The investigation began in 2016 by the Maryland State Police following a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.