A former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Officer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.
Matthew Laver, 38, of Souderton, Pennsylvania, entered a guilty plea Monday to multiple counts of distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography.
Laver was indicted in March after investigators discovered nearly 4,000 photos and videos showing the sexual abuse of children that he downloaded and distributed on the internet over an approximately 10-year period.
While working as a Montgomery County Sheriff's Officer, Laver trafficked child pornography showing children as young as infants being sexually assaulted and raped, investigators said.
“The harm caused by child exploitation is devastating and long-lasting, which is why we prosecute these cases aggressively,” First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said. “In this case, the conduct was particularly egregious because the defendant was a member of a law enforcement organization charged with enforcing the law. We stand ready with our federal and local partners to identify and prosecute all those who would prey upon minor children.”