Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Matthew Adams Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

A Golden Gate man faces dozens of child pornography charges after a cybertip led Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies to his home, where they found pornographic images of children on his computer.

Matthew B. Adams, 32, 248 Monterey Drive, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

Adams' arrest was prompted by a cybertip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), reports said.

NCMEC received a tip that someone logged into an online business account through Yahoo! and was attempting to entice an underage girl into taking explicit images of her genitals. The girl was believed to be 13, reports said.

The Internet protocol, or IP, address was traced to a business computer in Collier County.

Further investigation by CCSO detectives led them to Adams as being the computer user, reports said. The computer contained "a substantial amount" of pornography, including images of girls, ages 16 to 18, reports said.

Deputies contacted Adams at his residence, where they said he agreed to let deputies perform a forensic examination of his personal computer.

An initial forensic analysis of Adams' computer hard drive turned up 50 images of girls, ages 8 to 13, engaged in sex acts with each other and adults, reports said.

Detectives said additional charges against Adams are expected pending further forensic analysis of his computer.

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