Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland

Two Worcester Co. Men Found Guilty in Sexual Predator Cases

Two Worcester County men are found guilty in two separate sexual predator cases, officials said Monday.

According to State's Attorney for Worcester County, Beau Oglesby, 56-year-old Daniel Brynan Kerstetter, of Berlin, was found guilty on May 13, after a trial of 28 counts of distribution and possession of child pornography. Oglesby said Kerstetter was sentenced to ten years with all but five suspended in the Department of Corrections.

Officials say members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Worcester County Criminal Bureau of Investigation executed a search and seizure warrant at Kerstetter's home following an online investigation. At the home, police said they found multiple hard drives and computers with images and videos depicting minors involved in sexual acts.

Judge Richard Bloxom of the Circuit Court for Worcester County described the images as "probably the most revolting images I have ever seen," according to Oglesby.

That same day, officials say 41-year-old Gregory James Carr, of Ocean City, was also found guilty after a trial in the Circuit Court of secretly recording his girlfriend's minor child as the child used the bathroom in his house. Oglesby said Carr's bond was revoked pending a pre-sentence investigation. While the sentencing date has not yet been scheduled, Oglesby said Carr will be required to register as a Tier One Sex Offender for the next 15 years since the victim was under the age of 18.

"In no corner of our community will these types of detestable individuals be allowed to corrupt and victimize the most vulnerable among us. Let these cases, and the many like it that we prosecute be a reminder to those who may think that their computer screens and secret cell phone recorders keep them anonymous - you're not, and we're watching,"  said Oglesby in a statement Monday. "These victories are testament to the outstanding and tireless efforts of law enforcement."

Oglesby offered congratulations to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, The Department of Homeland Security, The Page County Virginia Sheriff's Office, The Child Advocacy Center and Assistant State's Attorney Diane Cuilhe in their work in these investigations.