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Elementary School Custodian In Alabama Arrested In Connection With Child Pornography Investigation

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Source: MEGA; Lee County Detention Center

Sep. 30 2022, Published 2:10 p.m. ET

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An elementary school custodian in Alabama is behind bars after investigators allegedly found multiple images of minors on his cell phone and other digital devices, according to authorities.

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Matthew Adams Hammock, 33, faces 41 counts of possession of child pornography after Lee County investigators and the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations served multiple search warrants in connection with suspected exploitation of children under the age of 18, WTVM reported.

During the searches, law enforcement officials identified Hammock as a suspect and found he worked at Beauregard Elementary School.

Investigators arrested Hammock at the school and searched his phone, which allegedly contained multiple images of child pornography that had been downloaded, officials said.

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A search warrant was also executed at the suspect’s home and multiple digital devices there allegedly also had images depicting nude children under 12 years of age, according to investigators.

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Hammock was booked into the Lee County Detention Center on a $410,000 bond.

According to WTVM, police said evidence did not suggest any children attending the elementary school were victims in the case.

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