Middleton man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

 

A Middleton man accused of having nearly 100 images of child pornography on his cellphone has been arrested and charged of sexual exploitation of a child.

Matthew Owens was arrested Sept. 5th following an investigation by the the Idaho Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

The Idaho Press reports, he is charged with 10 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

A CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children helped lead prosecutors to Owens. After that, a search warrant was obtained for his cellphone, where the images were found.

Owens is currently in the Canyon County jail on a $250,000 bond.

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