For­mer sher­iff ’s deputy pleads guilty to child porn

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A for­mer Mont­gomery County sher­iff ’s deputy pleaded guilty Mon­day to mul­ti­ple counts of pos­ses­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion of child pornog­ra­phy, af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors tracked him swap­ping graphic pho­tos and videos of mi­nors on­line.

Matthew Laver, 38, of Soud­er­ton, kept nearly 4,000 images of chil­dren as young as toddlers on his com­puter, an ex­ter­nal hard drive, and his phone, prose­cu­tors said.

Al­though he left the sher­iff’s of­fice in Au­gust 2015 — three years be­fore his 2018 ar­rest by Mont­gomery County au­thor­i­ties — in­ves­ti­ga­tors found con­tra­band pho­tos and videos on his com­puter dat­ing to his em­ploy­ment as a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer and dur­ing a prior job as a car­pen­ter in the U.S. Army Re­serve.

— Philadel­phia In­quirer

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