On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Auburn Police Division was contacted by investigators with the Blacksburg, Virginia Police Department in reference to William Matthew Carter, age 52, from Auburn being arrested for possession of Child Pornography within their jurisdiction.    

Evidence seized in that case prompted Auburn Police to initiate an investigation and execute a search of Carter’s residence in Auburn resulting in the discovery of various electronic devices containing images of child pornography.  Several of the images were confirmed to be those of children not from the Auburn area.  Auburn Detectives obtained five additional felony warrants charging Carter with Possession of Child Pornography.    

Those outstanding warrants were entered into NCIC and law enforcement authorities in Virginia were notified.  On Friday, May 10th, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Carter was located at a residence and taken into custody by the Montgomery County Virginia Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible as Auburn Police are working to have Carter extradited back to Alabama.         

Carter will be eligible for a $50,000 bond once in custody in Lee County. 

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