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      Shelby County man sentenced on child porn charges

      Matthew B. Rothweiler

      On Thursday, Matthew B. Rothweiler, 33, of Shelby County, Mo., was sentenced to 20 months in prison on charges involving his possession of child pornography between January 2010 and April 2012.Rothweiler was sentenced by United States District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis.During a search of Rothweiler??s home in April 2012, a computer and external hard drive, as well as other items, were seized.The items were linked to Rothweiler, who later admitted ownership of the property. The items contained numerous images and videos of suspected child pornography.

      The case was investigated by the Kirksville Regional Computer Crime Unit, the Kirksville Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Kirksville Office of the FBI.Assistant United States Attorney Rob Livergood handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.(Information provided by Kirksville Police Department)Related stories....Sullivan County man arrested for child pornChild porn offenders receive combined 43 years in prison Former Linn County man pleads guilty to federal child porn charges