The Frederick Police Department has identified and arrested a subject on several sex offense charges. In September 2023, Detective DeWees, of the Frederick Police Department, began an investigation involving internet crimes against children.
Detective DeWees worked with the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office on the investigation where he authored and was granted search and seizure warrants for George Joseph Gutmann Jr’s residence and vehicle.
On September 27, 2023, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Special Response Team and Major Crimes Unit executed a search and seizure warrant on Gutmann’s residence. Evidence obtained resulted in the arrest of Gutmann on several sex offense related charges. Gutmann was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he will be seen by a district court commissioner.
George Joseph Gutmann Jr. (DOB: 03/28/1982)
700 blk Motter Ave
- Eight (8) counts related to the possession of child pornography and the solicitation of child pornography from minors.
- Eight (8) counts related to the distribution of child pornography.
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, Frederick County State's Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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Incident Type: Sex Offense
Incident Case Number: 2023-074352
Investigating Officer: Detective D. DeWees
Author of release: Sgt. Scott Grigsby
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