35-year-old Cesar M. Rios Martinez arrested.

An undercover investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force has culminated in the arrest of 35-year-old Cesar M. Rios Martinez, of Laurel, on 25 counts of dealing in child pornography.

The investigation revealed that Martinez downloaded and shared multiple files of child pornography via the internet over an extended period of time. A search warrant was executed at Martinez’ residence on April 25, at which time detectives seized multiple electronic devices and other related evidence. A forensic preview of those devices revealed over 25 files of child pornography as defined by Delaware law. 

At the time of his arrest, Martinez was employed as a pastor at Iglesia El Espiritu Santo, located at 906 Eastern Shore Drive in Salisbury, Maryland. Any concerns about Martinez can be directed to the Child Predator Task Force at 302-739-2030.

This investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. Martinez is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution on $250,000 secured bail.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.