News and Press Releases


August 03, 2011

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Mathew Elliot Metor, 37, of Escanaba, Michigan, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. In addition to the prison term, Senior U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar ordered Metor to serve ten years of supervised release following his release from prison, and to pay a $100 special assessment. On March 30, 2011, Metor pleaded guilty to Count 1 of a twocount federal indictment charging him with possession of child pornography. Metor admitted that he had obtained child pornography by using Frostwire, a peer-to-peer file sharing program, to download images and videos to his computer. Metor had downloaded over 800 images and over 100 videos of child pornography.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. The U.S. Attorney's Office, county prosecutor's offices, Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC), federal, state, and local law enforcement are working closely together to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children. The partners in Project Safe Childhood work to educate local communities about the dangers of online child exploitation, and to teach children how to protect themselves.For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit the following web site:

U.S. Attorney Davis commended the Escanaba Public Safety Department and agents of the United States Secret Service for their work in this case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul D. Lochner.


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