An Austin man facing multiple counts of possession of child pornography by a predatory offender has pleaded not guilty in Mower County District Court.
31-year old Matthew William Garrison is charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography by a predatory offender. Garrison is a registered predatory offender and was on probation in November 2018 when a Community Corrections officer confronted Garrison about tampering with the internet monitoring software on his computer.
Court records state Garrison eventually admitted the software was no longer working and he had been viewing child pornography on his computer. Austin Police reported that a search of the computer found approximately 70 images and two videos of child porn.
Garrison’s criminal record shows an adjudication of delinquency for a charge of 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.
His trial in Mower County District Court is scheduled to begin on March 2, 2020.
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