Gaston County Police Charge A Man With Possession Of Child Porn

GASTON CO., N.C. — Gaston County Police have charged 22-year-old Matthew Judd with possession of child pornography.

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Matthew Judd

Judd faces six felony counts of 2nd degree exploitation of a child, six felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child, and one felony count of solicitation of a child by computer/electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act, according to a news release.

Police say Judd reported a fraud to Gaston County Police on August 18th.

After continued investigation, detectives say they discovered evidence that led to the child pornography charges.

Police found several images of child porn on Judd’s devices, and also evidence that he had solicited a minor.

Judd was arrested and put into the Gaston County Jail on a $150,000 bond, according to police.

The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call Detective R.L. Smith at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.