William Matthew Carter, a 52-year-old Auburn native, was arrested on warrants of child pornography in Virginia, according to the Auburn Police Division.
Auburn University confirmed Carter was a lecturer in the English department of the College of Liberal Arts. His employment ended the same day as the arrest — May 10.
Investigators with the Blacksburg, Virginia Police Department arrested Carter for possession of child pornography on Friday, May 10, in their jurisdiction and the investigators contacted the Auburn Police Division, Police said.
Evidence from that case prompted Auburn Police to pursue a case against Carter, and police searched his Auburn residence. Police found several electronic devices were found that contained child pornography.
Several of the images on the devices were confirmed to be those of children not from the Auburn area. APD obtained five additional felony warrants, charging Carter with possession of child pornography, Police said.
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The warrants were entered into the National Crime Information Center, and Virginia law enforcement was notified.
Carter was located at about 9 p.m. on May 10, in a residence and taken into custody by the Montgomery County Virginia Sheriff's Office, Police said.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible. Auburn police are working to have Carter extradited to Alabama.
Carter will be eligible for a $50,000 bond when returned to Lee County, Police said.
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