Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Arrest for Child Porn leads Officers to Investigate Other Possible Crimes

01-10-12 Arrest for Child Porn leads Officers to Investigate Other Possible Crimes

Arrested: Clinton T. Matthews, 22, Boise
Charged: Possession of Sexually Exploitative Material ISC 18-1507A (F)

   In late November, 2011, Boise Police detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force began investigating a lead that provided evidence for a search warrant for a home near W. McMillan and N. Maple Grove Roads. A team of Boise Police detectives served the warrant on the home on January 3rd. Evidence obtained during the warrant search led detectives to arrest the suspect Matthews Monday afternoon, January 10th, on the above charge of possession child pornography.

    Additional Charges Under Investigation:During the investigation into the above charge, officers with the Boise Police Special Victims Unit discovered information that Matthews had access and opportunity to have personal contact with children, ages ranging from three years old to young teens. Officers are concerned other crimes against children may have occurred involving the suspect. Officers are asking the parents of any children who had contact with the suspect Matthews to talk to their children about that interaction. Parents may contact Det. Morgan at 570-6244 with any questions or additional information.

ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

    The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.
Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.

    The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

    You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think will be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National Cyber Tipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho