Six-Month Investigation Culminates in Child Pornography Charges
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at around 8:30 a.m. Detectives with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Matthew Aaron Steele for distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Steele’s arrest came at the conclusion of an investigation the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division began in June 2016. During the course of the investigation several search warrants were obtained and served, ultimately leading to an arrest warrant being issued for Steele.
Steele was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the above listed charges. His bail was set at $200,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.