Local Man Faces 60 Child Pornography Charges


WEYERS CAVE, Va. (WHSV) -- A local man is behind bars after being charged with 60 counts of having child pornography.

Augusta County Sheriff's deputies arrested Matthew Piotrowski, 29, from Weyers Cave, Tuesday evening.

Investigators said they seized two computers filled with pornographic photos and videos.

The youngest victim was just 4 years old, while the oldest was 16, according to law enforcement.

Deputies said they searched his home on Pleasant Valley Road in Weyers Cave where they found all sorts of pornographic videos and photos.

Piotrowski had been communicating online with who he thought was an underage girl; however, it was an undercover officer.

Neighbors who live near him say he was quiet and often kept to himself, but after the arrest, they are now worried.

'It really bothers me. Especially because I have a young kid and there's so many young kids on this street. It's kind of sad knowing that I have to watch out and that my kid is going to have to be supervised when they play or do anything outside or go anywhere," said Sarah Smith, who lives near Piotrowski.

According to Piotrowski's Facebook page, he is a student at Blue Ridge Community College and has served in the Navy.


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