Memphis Radio Host Arrested For Child Porn

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MEMPHIS, TN (WREG) – Memphis show host Thaddeus Matthews has been charged by the MPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children division for posting a picture of child pornography that circulated the internet this week.

Here’s the official police release on Matthews’ arrest.

On Friday, November 9, 2012, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers at Old Allen Station received a walk-in complaint from a concerned citizen who advised that she discovered a disturbing image on Facebook of a child performing a sexual act.

Although it was not determined that the actual posting was generated by a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, investigators with MPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) began to follow all possible leads.

On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Memphis Police Department found that this same image was also posted on a Facebook page created by 55-year-old Thaddeus Matthews.

Investigators contacted Mr. Matthews and advised that he needed to report to ICAC for a follow-up investigation into the allegations of this posting.

Mr. Matthews reported to ICAC at which time it was found that he had posted an image depicting a child under the age of 5-years of age performing oral sex on an adult male.

Thaddeus Matthews was arrested and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

ICAC is currently investigating further into this incident and is also attempting to discover the orientation of the original photo. At this time, investigators believe that through other investigative leads, more charges are to follow.

This is an ongoing investigation.