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Austin man pleads guilty to charges of possession of child pornography in Mower County District Court

An Austin man with a history of child sex crimes is pleading guilty to multiple child pornography possession charges in Mower County District Court.

32-year old Matthew William Garrison has been charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography by a predatory offender. Court records state Garrison was on probation in November 2018 when a Community Corrections officer confronted Garrison about tampering with the internet monitoring software on his computer.

Authorities reported that Garrison admitted the software was no longer working, and that he had viewed child porn on his computer. Austin Police stated that a search of the computer turned up two videos and 70 images of child pornography.

Garrison has entered guilty pleas to two counts of possession of child poronography. His sentencing in Mower County District Court is scheduled for December 17.

Garrison’s criminal record includes an adjudication of delinquency for 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct in December 2005 in Dodge County and a conviction for possession of child pornography in August 2014 in Dodge County.


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