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Rochester Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Rochester man has been indicted for production and possession of child pornography and coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on multiple occasions between 2015 and 2023, Mathew Richard Adamson, 45, produced child pornography involving 12 and 13-year-old minor girls, including surreptitiously recorded videos. Adamson also possessed sexually explicit images and videos of minors and coerced a minor girl to engage in sexual conduct with him.

The complaint charges Adamson with three counts of production and attempted production of child pornography, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of coercion and enticement. Adamson was arraigned today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Dulce J. Foster.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Rochester Police Department, the FBI, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rebecca Kline is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated April 22, 2024

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