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Suspect Charged with Sexual Solicitation of a Minor and Human Trafficking; Possibility of Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) - Child Exploitation Unit have arrested and charged Tony Quintanilla, age 33, with sexual solicitation of a minor and human trafficking. Detectives are concerned that there may be additional victims as Quintanilla has recently been living with numerous families in the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village areas.

On Friday, November 27, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) CyberTipline received a complaint from MeetMe.com in reference to possible child exploitation.  (MeetMe.com is a social networking service where a user creates a profile and can talk and share photographs via messages and message boards).  Meetme.com provided NCMEC with information about the suspect and chat logs involving conversations the suspect had with a minor.  During these conversations, the suspect invited the minor, who lived out of state, to travel to Maryland to engage in sexual activities with children known to the suspect in exchange for money.  NCMEC determined that the suspect appeared to be residing in Montgomery County and provided all of this information to Montgomery County Police- Child Exploitation detectives.

Child Exploitation and Vice and Intelligence detectives began an investigation.  The suspect was identified as Quintanilla and he was arrested on November 28.

Quintanilla was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor and human trafficking and is currently being held without bond.

This remains an ongoing investigation.  As stated previously, detectives have learned that Quintanilla has been living with numerous families in the Gaithersburg and Montgomery Village areas recently and is concerned there may be additional victims.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information about additional victims to call the Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) at 240-773-5400. Detectives are also asking anyone who has information about families that Quintanilla may have been staying with to call SVID.

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Release ID: 20-519
Media Contact: Sergeant Rebecca Innocenti 
Categories: sexual-offense