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1/10/2022 2:25:00 PM
Maiden Man Arrested For Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor
Photo Courtesy Maiden Police Department
Photo Courtesy Maiden Police Department

Maiden Police Department
Press Release

MAIDEN, N.C. - On Friday, January 7, 2022 Maiden Police officers, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, arrested Gavin Zachary Matthews, age 20, of Maiden on five felony charges of Third-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Matthews was taken before a Catawba County Magistrate who set a secured bond of $25,000. Matthews will have his first court appearance on January 10, 2022.

Maiden Police officers received information that Matthews was suspected of involvement in the possession of child pornography and began an investigation resulting in Matthews’ arrest Friday.

Maiden Police are continuing the investigation and additional charges against Matthews are possible. Lieutenant Jason Wagner is the point of contact for this case.

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