Maryland Cop Charged with Trying to Set Up Sexual Encounter with 8-Year-Old Girl
Former Anne Arundel County Officer Zachary Steven Koshlap, 33, is accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with an 8-year-old girl. Koshlap was charged with multiple sex crimes. Koshlap was arrested on April 3 in Glen Burnie, Maryland on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of sexual solicitation of a minor.
In February, an undercover FBI agent posing on a pornographic website as a father with an 8-year-old daughter received a message from an unknown user trying to arrange a meeting with the child at a Washington, D.C., hotel, court documents say.
According to CBS Baltimore federal authorities linked the messages to Koshlap and handed the case to Anne Arundel County police, Chief Timothy Altomare said. Detectives executed a search warrant at Koshlap’s home in March; detectives seized digital devices that turned up “apparent child pornography,” and Koshlap later admitted to investigators that he solicited sex from a young girl, police said.
Following his arrest Koshlap was suspended without pay. He was taken into custody and ordered held without bond.
Chief Altomare said the following:
The department works to hold predators in uniform accountable. I am heartsick, physically ill, disgusted and enraged at the actions alleged in this case. If someone wearing a badge betrays our oath of protection, we will do everything within our power to bring them to justice and make sure they never wear our uniform again.