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Court documents: Sioux Falls man hid camera in bathroom used by juveniles

A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a hard drive allegedly containing child pornography was turned over to police.
A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a hard drive allegedly containing child pornography was turned over to police.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 10:18 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a hard drive allegedly containing child pornography was turned over to police.

According to court documents, Sioux Falls Police began the investigation after someone made a sex offense report. Police obtained a hard drive that allegedly contained photos and videos of juvenile males. Court documents say 41-year-old Christopher Matson hid the camera in a bathroom.

Matson is charged with six counts of possessing child porn and two counts of taking and sharing pictures without consent.

On Friday, the state requested Matson’s bond be raised to $100,000 from $25,000, which a Lincoln County judge accepted. The state also requested no contact stipulations involving witnesses or their families.

“There are individuals out there that we believe either serve in a victim role of a witness role, and we asked the judge that she would order him to have no contact. As in any case, especially cases like these, we worry about the potential for witness tampering or things of that nature. So, barring that contact for a period of time is certainly important to our investigation, and that’s why we asked for that this morning,” said Lincoln Co. Deputy States Attorney Amanda Eden.

The court decided Matson could have no electronic communication except for an attorney and his mother, which would be recorded.

Following an executed search warrant, more evidence has been revealed with more expected as victims are identified.

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