On November 13, 2019 Matthew Stacks, 45, of Charlotte, NC was sentenced to 15 years in prison for transportation of child pornography.
In January 2018 Matthew was using a peer-to-peer network to access and transport multiple files containing child pornography. During a subsequent search of his residence, law enforcement seized electronic and storage devices.
Forensic analysis of the items seized revealed that Matthew possessed over 27,000 images and 32 videos of child pornography, some of which depicted children as young as toddlers being sexually abused.
Matthew has prior convictions in North Carolina, including Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in 2012. He was also convicted in 2013 for a sex offender registry violation.
Matthew pleaded guilty on May 15, 2019, to transportation of child pornography. He is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.
All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.