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Preacher Accused of Improper Secret Photography

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former minister at a North Texas church, who also served as a nursing home chaplain, has pleaded guilty to secretly photographing people undressing and possessing child pornography.

Matthew Porter pleaded guilty Monday in Granbury to eight counts of improper photography and seven counts of possessing child pornography.

Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Monday for the 34-year-old Granbury man's case. Hood County District Attorney Rob Christian tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he had at least 10 victims ready to testify.

State District Judge Ralph Walton will hear testimony on Porter's punishment, starting Tuesday. He could get up to 10 years in prison on each child porn count and two years in prison on each photography count.


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