- The Washington Times - Friday, May 20, 2016

A Maryland delegate for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been indicted on child pornography, explosives and firearm charges.

A federal grand jury indicted 30-year-old Caleb Andrew Bailey this week following an investigation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to court records, CNN reported.

U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein in Baltimore announced the indictment Thursday.

The indictment alleges that Mr. Bailey produced and possessed child pornography, transported explosives without a license, and illegally possessed a machine gun. He has pleaded not guilty, The Associated Press reported.

The Maryland Board of Elections lists Mr. Bailey, the son of Collins Bailey, a former vice chair of the state Republican Party, as a District 5 delegate to the Republican National Convention supporting Mr. Trump, CNN reported.

State party officials said its central committee will vote to remove Mr. Bailey if he does not resign.

“We strongly condemn these allegations and leave it in the capable hands of law enforcement,” Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN. “He will be replaced immediately.”

If convicted, Mr. Bailey would face up to 10 years in prison for the explosives and weapons charge, 15 to 30 years for production and attempted production of child pornography and up to 10 years for possessing child pornography, a local NBC News affiliate reported. He is reportedly detained pending a detention hearing and initial appearance Tuesday at U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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