UPDATE: State Police Arrest St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach on Child Pornography Charges

February 16, 2016
Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

UPDATE: Andre Rudolph Barbins is the Head Coach/Aquatics Center Director for St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland released a statement Tuesday after learning about Barbins’ arrest:

“The college is taking all steps necessary to protect the safety of its campus and community, and is cooperating fully with law enforcement. Assistant Coach Hattie Schiavone has assumed coaching duties. As with all personnel matters, the college is unable to provide further comment.”

2/16/16: Maryland State Police investigators from the Maryland Internet Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), arrested a Calvert County man on child pornography related charges this past Friday.

The suspect is identified as Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of the 200 block of Pelagic Lane in Solomons. Barbins was arrested without incident and charged with one count of child pornography and one count of displaying obscene matter to a minor.

As a result of the investigation a search and seizure warrant was executed at Barbins’ residence on February 12th, 2016 by Maryland State Police Computer Crimes investigators, state troopers from the Prince Frederick barrack and agents from the Department of Homeland Security.

Barbins was identified by investigators as the focus of the investigation.

Execution of the search warrant resulted in the seizure of various digital media storage devices. These items were found to contain images of child pornography.

Barbins was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center for processing and awaited a hearing by the District Court Commissioner.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children task force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The task force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the task force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

Andre Rudolph Barbins, 45, of Solomons

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39 Responses to UPDATE: State Police Arrest St. Mary’s College Head Swimming Coach on Child Pornography Charges

  1. Christie on February 16, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    to catch a predator, “have a seat, have a seat right over there”…I’m chris Hansen with dateline.

  2. Anonymous on February 16, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I wonder if he was crying about all the children’s lives that were ruined by the making of the pictures and videos he was busted with or if he was crying because he realized his life is now ruined. Probably the latter, I bet he realizes the seriousness of his actions now. To all the people out there just like this trash, those kids are not just pictures and videos, they are young human beings that will have mental and physical issues for the rest of their lives just so you can get a few cheep thrills.

    • sorrynotsorry on February 17, 2016 at 9:36 am

      perfectly said.

  3. Nancy on February 16, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Wall of shame!

  4. Big Dookie on February 16, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Hizz Momma say he good boyzz

  5. Charlene on February 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Prayers for all the children in aquatics programs and all other victims of child abuse at St Marys College.

    • Delonte on February 16, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      WTF?!!! Did this perv take underwater photos of kids in the aqua tots classes? Flipp’n worthless POS!!! Need to chain him to the bottom of the deep end of the pool, you feel me?

    • Big Dookie on February 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Do you half wits not read? He was emailing a kid in another state for Christ sakes- PLEASE READ

      • Delonte on February 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        Hey rocket scientist, he was a swimming coach, you take things too seriously, it’s the SMO news net, stupid! Get off your soap box and get back to working on Hilarys campaign, she really needs tightly wound nitwits like you. Have a blessed day!

  6. me on February 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    get a rope

  7. Anonymous on February 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Creeper.

  8. farmz on February 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Let’s see what the racist ppl have to say.. It’s not a black person doing this type of foolishness..

    • Keepin It Real on February 17, 2016 at 12:45 am

      Boo this man.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 2:10 am

        Valid point!

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 2:11 am

        Valid point though!

    • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 6:39 am

      And the racist appears. All Lives Matter, jerk.

    • cheywolf on February 17, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Well since you are the first to bring up race, we all know who the racist is now don’t we…

    • WhiteLivesMatter on February 17, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Now what in the heck does race have to do with anything on this article. Your the idiot racist for even trying to attach race to this story. Moron

  9. DeborahJ on February 16, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Not surprised at all. The college has been infected for years with a bunch of radical democrat liberals, poisoning the minds of our youths. Everything is ok with them, nothing is a crime, we just need to understand the struggles people have faced. Right! Keep up that socialist nonsense and start looking for another job, maybe in Cuba, or China. The taxpayers have had enough of this colleges failure to properly teach and protect our children. Time to clean house down there, starting with their token president.

    • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 7:43 am

      Very much agree with Deborah. It’s just another standard liberal cesspool utopian indoctrinating institution.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

        You’re right, I drank the St. Mary’s kool-aid. I love it!!!!!!!

      • Big Dookie on February 17, 2016 at 9:19 am

        ummmm no its actually a worthless sick pervert who got exposed- try again chump

        • DeborahJ on February 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

          Says the St Marys College cheer leader! Get a life and wipe that dookie off your face. How’s your buddy Jared doing these days, chump!

          • Keepin It Real on February 18, 2016 at 11:05 am

            Middle school insults are SOOOOO in right now. Fire.

    • Duck Feborah on February 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Let me guess Deborah you either live of your husband or you’re flipping my burgers

      • DeborahJ on February 18, 2016 at 12:32 pm

        Neither. But at least I don’t sit in my basement, tapping away at my parents computer, trying to be relevant. Unfortunately, I sometimes have to clean up some dookie…..Finish your homework and get to bed!

      • Richard Bahlzach on February 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        @ Duck Judging from your poorly written insult, you’re either a student or grad (hard to type through the tears of laughter whilst typing “graduate” so I shortened it for your liberal pee brain) of this crap institution. Chances of you accumulating enough wealth to afford a burger are slim or perhaps you employ your welfare stipends for said burger.

    • sam on February 18, 2016 at 10:44 am

      LOL you say this as though Conservatives don’t get caught doing sh*t like this? For every situation like this you will also find a Josh Duggar or a perverted priest.

  10. Tuscan002 on February 17, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Good to see people who have a grip on what’s going on in our universities and colleges. Just go look at the list of courses in the liberal arts septs. of colleges, and you’ll get an idea. Conversely, that’s why tuitions are through the roofs. unnecessary spending on PC courses, massive programs having nothing to do with reaching and learning, organizations funded for every permutation of DNA into ethnic discrimination groups……. It’s like The Federal Government- start off by cutting budgets by 40% and we’ll be talking a sound first step.

    • Keepin It Real on February 17, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Literally none of what you spoke of has anything to do with this case. Zero. Ziltch.

      • Anonymous on February 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        and that’s how you keep it real!

        • Keepin It Real on February 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

          Are you writing this down? You might want to take notes.

  11. Paul on February 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Its like the jerk who told me that it was Obama’s fault for the 3 convicts who escaped from a California jail last month and if the republicans were in office it would never would have happened.

    • BillyD on February 18, 2016 at 6:49 am

      STFU Bernie! You need to worry more about Hilary, instead of hanging out on this forum. Go take a nap, a dirt nap would be great!

  12. a&customer on February 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    That mugshot sells pathetic and defeated very well.

  13. AliceW on February 18, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Makes you wonder with our borders open and overrun with undocumented visitors the Department of Homeland Security has time to bust a domestic pervert? I suppose this 250000 member Federal agency is growing into a Brown Shirt organization which may explain the 1.2 billion rounds of ammunition they have stockpiled! Look up the responsibility discription of that department there is nothing about US citizen pervert arresting.

  14. youmustderp on February 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Well if someone doesn’t pull the race card, someone else is bound to pull the political blame card. It’s mostly the conservative locals but that’s none of my business. I’m gonna blame good ol’boys politics and religion inbreeding.

  15. anonymous on February 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Its not about race or politics, Its about one individuals sick and twisted perversion that this is all about. I agree that this college needs to do a little more background checks but some people go for many years hiding their true nature. If he was doing this to students at the college then they should have acted immediately but the truth is he was doing this from his residence and until further evidence shows otherwise, I don’t believe the college should be held responsible for his actions.

  16. anonymous on February 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Its not about race or politics. Its about one persons sick and twisted perversion that this is all about!