The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo says 33 year-old Matthew Bailer has been charged with possession of child pornography.
The charges come after Jamestown Police received a complaint from a parent on July 11 that her two children may have been sexually abused by Bailer. The parent stated that she was told by Bailer’s sister that she found a series of concerning pictures — sexual in nature — on a Nokia cellphone that was used by the Jamestown resident.
Bailer was subsequently arrested on a warrant out of Missouri related to a burglary case. During a search of the Nokia cellphone, investigators found hundreds of images of child pornography.
Bailer made an initial appearance Wednesday in federal court and is being held pending further proceedings.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.