A Port Charlotte man was arrested on Friday and charged with more than 20 counts related to child pornography.
Charlotte County detectives along with members of the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, were made aware of the potential illicit material through cyber-tips, which led to the investigation of Matthew Cade (12/09/94) of 23195 Delavan Ave., Port Charlotte, FL. On October 12, detectives met with Cade at his residence. Cade agreed to speak with the detectives, and admitted to viewing and downloading pornographic content of children for over two years. Following this confession, a laptop and cellphone belonging to Cade were seized for forensic examination.