Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

December 2, 2019
Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville

Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville

In June 2019, the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force received one Cybertip from the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in reference to someone distributing child pornography. The cybcrtip, was reported by Tumblr and that the report was created in Tumblr’s system on 4-24-19.

Police reviewed the cybcrtip and observed there were 5 video files and 2 image files. Some of the files were considered child pornography and some were considered child erotica. The username on the Tumblr account was jasoncm78. Authorities viewed all 7 files and determined at least four of files contained child pornography.

On August 13, 2019, at approximately 5:50 a.m., the Maryland State Police and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence on Budds Creek Road, in Mechanicsville. During the execution of the search warrant, two adults (Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville, and a female) and two juveniles were located inside of the residence.

Jason Melvin was interviewed in a spare room in the residence, police read Melvin his Miranda rights, and he acknowledged and waived his rights, agreeing to speak with them. Melvin advised that he has lived at the residence for 3-4 years and that it was his mother’s residence. When asked about electronics, Melvin advised there was a Dell laptop and smart television in the living room. He advised that he has a Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone. Police advised Melvin that they were investigating child pornography at his residence. Melvin first advised that he has never seen child pornography or downloaded child pornography and that there would be nothing on his phone or laptop. He advised he hasn’t used the laptop in approximately one year and that he mostly uses his phone for the Internet. He advised that the wi-fi was through Atlantic Broadband and that the account is under his name. Melvin advised that he did use Tumblr, but that he deleted his account about 6 months ago. Melvin admitted that his username was jasoncm78. When questioned again about looking at child pornography, he advised that he has looked at a few threads on Tumblr. He said he never produced anything or distributed anything. Melvin said that he looks at child pornography periodically and that he first observed it when he was 17 years old and then goes through spells of looking at it, then deleting it, then looking at it again. He advised that he has been looking at child pornography for approximately 20 years. He advised that after Tumblr stopped showing pornography on the site, he started looking at another app, but could not remember what it was called. He told police that there will probably be child pornography on his phone in the app and possibly in the gallery. He advised that when looking at child pornography, the age range he would look for was 13 years old to 18 years old. During the search warrant, investigators located one laptop and two cell phones belonging to Melvin. Other cellphones in the residence not belonging to Melvin were examined and there was no evidence located.

A forensic examination yielded child erotica and child pornography on Melvin’s cell phone.

Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville, was charged with six counts of possession of child pornography and 4 counts of distribution of child pornography.

An arrest warrant was issued for Melvin on November 13th, and served on Melvin on November 27, 2019, at BWI Airport.

Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville

Jason Cutler Melvin, 41, of Mechanicsville

16 Responses to Mechanicsville Man Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

  1. Anonymous on December 2, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Typical…Lock this animal up for life.

    • Anonymous on December 2, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      Typical perv

  2. Crystal on December 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    This makes me sick!!! I hope they make an example out of u in Court and in Jail!

    • Azazel on December 2, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      They won’t. Maryland Government is all about excusing and accommodating criminals, especially murder, rape, and molestation. (Maybe they feel a kinship), they only punish victims and law abiding citizens in this state.

      • EscapeFromMD on December 3, 2019 at 8:23 am

        He’ll just move to Montgomery County, MD. Jason will feel right at home with all the illegal alien sex offenders, just needs to learn to speak Spanish for his future hook-ups. MontCo will provide him with free language classes!

  3. friend of reporters on December 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    you don’t know whats on a website until you go to it & you don’t know whats in an e-mail until you open it up. its a shame some reporters i know feel the need to go all the way to the library to use the internet, just because theyre’ concerned that someones going to send them illegal content & stop them up

    • Anon on December 6, 2019 at 6:32 am

      Well ever hear of a VPN?

      Plus – if the images are on your personal cell –

      it’s a bit hard to claim it was innocent or a setup.

      But since you are just concerned “for a friend reporter……”

  4. Joe on December 3, 2019 at 7:03 am

    He’s 41 years old and lives with Mommy. Fatty doughboy with a stupid look on his face. Stereotypes exist because some people live them. Enjoy jail time and life as a registered sex offender Jason.

  5. Anonymous on December 3, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    is there some reason we can’t know the websites this content is found on? so we can avoid those websites

    its not as if the police are avoiding these websites?

    • CyberPatrol on December 4, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      You don’t have to avoid them if you aren’t looking for them.

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2019 at 6:34 am

      Another perv lookin for sites.

  6. Samuel jones on December 4, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Here is another white man lusting for kids they should hang his dirty ass
    Anyone who stands by his side and support this dirty bitch I hope ur kids n you crash into a burning pool of hot lava

    • Jimmy V. on December 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      Typical PG Thug Racist. GFY SJ

    • Anonymous on December 5, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      No different than the black teacher in Bowie actually having sex with his student huh? You made it about race, not me.

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2019 at 6:35 am

      His color bothers you Sam?

      I don’t care about that.

      Just put this sick perv down

  7. Blackk Jackk on December 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Yes, they should hang him next to K Sean Donavan, the black man lusting for kids and sexually assaulting his students.

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