Wewahitchka man arrested on child pornography charges

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM.

A Wewahitchka man was arrested Monday night by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement along with Gulf County Sheriff's Office investigators, on five charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Evan Carter Matlock, 20, was arrested when agents served a search warrant at 151 Oscar Holmes Road in Wewahitchka. After being advised of his rights, Matlock acknowledged possessing multiple images and videos of children portrayed in sexual acts and told investigators he routinely searched the internet using a file sharing system in pursuit of images of children in sexual acts, according to the arresting affadavit.

Matlock is being held on $50,000 bond, $10,000 per count, in the Gulf County Jail.

The FDLE and FBI, involved due to images being distributed across state lines, confiscated Matlock's laptop computer, on which they found at least five files depicting children in sex acts. More charges are expected as Matlock's computer is further analyzed. 

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