On July 28, Smyrna Police received information from the Department of Justice that numerous images of child pornography had been located on the computer of a 54-year-old Smyrna-Clayton Boulevard resident who had been arrested the previous day.


On July 27, Smyrna Police assisted the Department of Justice, Immigration Customs Enforcement, and the Delaware State Police High Tech Crimes Unit with a search warrant in the 400 block of Smyrna-Clayton Boulevard.

During the search a small amount of marijuana was seized along with multiple pieces of computer equipment that was suspected to contain child pornography.

Smyrna Police charged Stephen Carman, 54, of the 400 block of Smyrna-Clayton Boulevard with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was presented at Justice of the Peace Court 8 and later released on an unsecured bond to await another court appearance.

On July 28, Smyrna Police received information from the Department of Justice that numerous images of child pornography had been located on Carman's computer by the Delaware State Police High Tech Crimes Unit.

Smyrna Police obtained an arrest warrant for Carman and took him into custody at his residence.

Carman was charged with 29 counts of possession of child pornograpy. He was again presented at Justice of the Peace Court 8 and received a $145,000 secured bond.

He is a registered sex offender, police said.