Former Coach, Carroll County Substitute Teacher Sentenced For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

He was given 17 years incarceration in a federal prison.

Baltimore, Md (KM) A former volleyball coach and substitute teacher in the Carroll County Public School System is heading to prison. In US District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday, Thomas Harris Frock, 34, of Taneytown was sentenced to 17 years in a federal penitentiary for sexual exploitation of a child.

The US Attorney’s Office for Maryland says Frock posed as a teenager on social media sites to communicate with children, .and encouraged them to produce and   send  him videos of themselves engaging in sexually explicit activity. In his plea agreement, Frock admitted that between 2021 to May, 2022, he pretended to be a minor and used a variety of alias on social media platforms to communicate with other users, including minors between the ages of nine and 17. On one occasion, Frock distributed a sexually explicit video of a minor boy, and sent images of his own genitalia to minors to get them to do the same.

This case was brought by Operation Safe Childhood, a US Department of Justice initiative to combat the instances of child sexual exploitation and abuse. It was launched in May 2006, and is led by US Attorney’s Offices across the country, as well as the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section. Project Safe Childhood brings together federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children ,and to identify and rescue victims,  according to the US Attorney’s Office for Maryland.

By Kevin McManus