AUBURN, AL. (THECOUNT) — William Matthew Carter, or Auburn, Alabama, has been identified as the suspect arrested in Virginia after an investigation by Auburn Police revealed he was in possession of a collection of child pornography.

On Friday, Auburn PD was contacted by investigators with the Blacksburg, Virginia PD in reference to the 52-year-old Auburn University english teacher who was later arrested.


Police say several of the images were confirmed to be those of children not from the Auburn area.

“William Carter” is a professor and a lecturer in the English Department at Auburn.

Officials with Auburn University released a statement saying,

“William Matthew Carter’s employment with Auburn University ended on May 10. Any further questions should be directed to either the Auburn Police Department or the Blacksburg, Virginia, Police Department.”

Evidence seized in that case prompted Auburn Police to initiate an investigation and execute a search of Carter’s residence in Auburn. This resulted in the discovery of various electronic devices containing images of child pornography, reports WTVM.

Auburn Detectives obtained five additional felony warrants charging Carter with Possession of Child Pornography for the evidence recovered.

Carter will be eligible for a $50,000 bond once in custody in Lee County.

The investigation is ongoing and Police say more charges are possible as they work to have Carter extradited back to Alabama.


Geo quick facts: Auburn is a city in eastern Alabama. On the Auburn University campus, the sprawling Donald E. Davis Arboretum has a collection of native plants. The Jonathan Bell Lovelace Museum documents the university’s athletics history. The Jule Collins Smith Museum has art from the 18th–21st centuries. South of Auburn is Chewacla State Park with trails and a large lake. Southwest, Tuskegee National Forest is home to wild deer – wikipedia.

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