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Music minister arrested on child porn charges

Published: Aug. 15, 2007 at 9:06 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2007 at 10:26 PM CDT
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The WAFF 48 Investigators have learned a music minister at a Huntsville church has just been charged with possessing child porn.

33-year old Matthew Stowe turned himself in at Huntsville police early this afternoon.

He was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and is now out on bond.

Stowe was the minister of music at University Baptist Church in Huntsville.

Investigators say he resigned from the church after the charges were filed.

Investigators also say they recovered explicit child pornography images and movies on the hard drive of Stowe's home computer and a computer at the church.

We're told they started investigating Stowe after someone with the church took the computer to them about a month ago.

Stowe's Attorney, Randy Gladden, says the computer at the church was not in Stowe's sole possession.

He says it's' early in the investigation and in his analyzation of the evidence to comment in detail on the charges Stowe faces.

"Let the system work. Let's determine if there is guilt or innocense before making a determination either way," says Gladden.

We've also spoken to church leaders at University Baptist Church today.

They say a spokesperson will release a statement on their behalf later this evening.

As soon as we hear from them, we'll share that information with you.