Former sheriff ’s deputy pleads guilty to child porn
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