A Donald Trump delegate in Charles County, Maryland, is facing federal charges related to child pornography, illegally transporting explosives and illegally possessing a machine gun, authorities said.
A federal grand jury indicted 30-year-old Caleb Andrew Bailey, of Waldorf, on Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and law enforcement agencies announced Thursday.
In light of the charges, Bailey has withdrawn as a Trump delegate and the Charles County Republican Central Committee is moving to replace him, a spokesman for the committee said.
"We strongly condemn these allegations and leave it in the capable hands of law enforcement," spokesman Hope Hicks said Thursday. "He will be replaced immediately."
Investigators said postal workers found a package with ammunition and explosives at a postal facility in Capital Heights on Feb. 18.
The package, which was addressed to someone in Wisconsin, was linked to Bailey a few days later when he called the U.S. Postal Service inquiring about the package. Investigators said Bailey did not have a federal explosives license to transport the explosives.
Authorities arranged to meet with Bailey at a postal facility May 5 to discuss the package, but Bailey did not show up for the meeting.
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Law enforcement then searched Bailey's properties and found a machine gun, investigators said.
According to the indictment, investigators also discovered that Bailey engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor to produce child pornography and he possessed child porn.
Bailey faces up to 50 years in prison for charges including unlawful transport of explosives, illegal possession of a machine gun, production and attempted production of child pornography and possessing child pornography.
Bailey is in custody pending a detention hearing May 24 in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.