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Matthew Paul Casas



A man from Cassville was charged in federal court Monday (03-03-14) with receiving and distributing child pornography after he allegedly left inappropriate images on a "smart" television he had rented.
Barry County Deputy Brian Martin, who is a member of Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, says in court papers that a Monett police detective contacted him last December after a rental store customer notified them that a customer who had recently rented the television found hundreds of images of an adult male performing sexual acts on a baby girl between 12 to 18 months-old.
"The set had been rented two times prior to this placement," court documents state.
Martin says he was "familiar" with Matthew Paul Casas, 25, one of the previous renters.
"I reviewed the images and noted them to have been created by a Kodak Easy Share camera."  Martin says the majority of the pornographic images found on the television were "homemade" and not pulled off the Internet.  
On February 14, 2014, officers received three cybertips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a person was posting images of child pornography to online social media accounts. All of the images depicted children, from infancy to 10 years old, engaged in sexual poses or involved in sexual acts with an adult or each other. 
On February 21, 2014, Martin received another tip from the NCMEC about a Flickr account that had been closed after 130 images of child pornography was posted there.   "Several of the images from the TV were identical, or depicted other sex acts between the infant and adult male, with the images posted online." 
An IP address led officers to 501 West 11th Street. Cops say that is where Matthew Casas lived  with his father, who is a registered sex offender.
When a search warrant was executed on February 28th, Matthew Casas allegedly told investigators that a co-worker had given him the child pornography that he posted on at least three Facebook accounts and the Flickr account.
"Casas did admit there were thousands of images on the SD card, as well as hundreds of child pornographic movies."
Casas' estranged wife told detectives that part of the reason she left her husband was her discovery of child porn on his phone--which he told her he was selling.  "She also advised that just before leaving him, when they were involved in sexual activity, she believed he was watching his daughter (court docs say later she is not his biological daughter) in a crib and he became more aroused by watching the child than her."  She told investigators that she is afraid of Casas because he had been violent with her in the past and  he has "threatened to harm her and other family members since she won't let him see her daughter." 
Martin says they have not yet identified the baby being abused in the pictures taken with a Kodak Easy Share camera, but that the twenty five year-old man was in possession of the same make camera.  "There is great concern that Casas could be the male depicted sexually abusing the child." 
Casas has been convicted of four misdemeanor assaults and endangering the welfare of a child in the last five years.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ummm I think you need to get your story strait. The baby you referred to as Matthew's daughter is NOT his.

Kathee Baird said...

You're right. I meant to go back and amend that passage.

At that point in the court documents it refers to the child as his daughter, later it is revealed that she is not his bio daughter.


k

Anonymous said...

Whether or not she is his daughter matters only if he was having relations with a consenting adult. If he was then is the person wasn't his biological daughter is no ones business. If she was it is considered incest But in this case was an infant and children so does not matter in the least to me or any rational human if the baby is his or not. Child porn and abuse is just that and doesn't matter if he was related by blood.

Anonymous said...

What a sicko!! Sometimes I am very ashamed of the human race. I hope he spends the rest of his life in prison where HE is the object of someone's sick desires!! JMHO. Sonya

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why the ex-wife let the police know what she discovered?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why the ex-wife let the police know what she discovered?

Anonymous said...

When it comes to the abuse no it doesn't matter weather the baby was his or not. But ppl that know and love that beautiful baby don't want ppl thinking that sicko is the father.

Anonymous said...

How does this even happen.... What for a minute goes through someones mind to do this? From a psychological standpoint, do they just not think about others, or feelings... just not think at all? Thats call psychopathic. and what exactly does "child pornography" entail. Like the actual sexual act? How does a grown man fornicate with such a small child. Trying to imagine this is both uncomfortable and astonishing.... What was he thinking when he posted to flickr and Facebook. Would love to hear this interview with him to see exactly for a minute what the hell went through his mind.

Misty Prewett said...

Seems as the ex might have been able to stop additional abuse from going on if she was that concerned go to the police! Sick ppl this guys don't need help can't be reformed and castration doesn't prevent sexual abuse get this sicko off the earth let god deal with him!

Anonymous said...

There are way too many women having babies and then hooking up with men who then are jealous or molesters who hurt their babies or kill them. Seems to me the solution is if you have kids then do not bring men in and out of your home and life to give them access to your kids.

Anonymous said...

If u read it correctly it says n ( ) tht court documents ltr reveal tht the child is nt hs duh.

Anonymous said...

If we could read what you write last poster it might help.

Anonymous said...

Any update ?

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