FBI: Recidivist Sex Offender Gets Over 44 Years In Prison

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced Friday that Matthew Lee Dale Taylor was sentenced to more than 44 years in prison.

Taylor, 32, of Hobbs, pled guilty in Federal Court July 19, 2023, to transportation of child pornography, possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children, and being a registered sex offender committing a felony sex offense involving a minor.

According to court records, Dec. 6, 2021, the FBI received a Cybertip Friday from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Taylor had uploaded 51 videos containing child pornography to a Dropbox account July 14, 2021. In his plea, Taylor acknowledged that he knew the videos included children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Through diligent investigation, agents also learned that Taylor repeatedly sexually abused a minor he had access to when the minor was between the ages of five and eight years old.

Taylor was previously convicted of possession of a visual medium of sexual exploitation of children in 2017 and was required to register as a sex offender.

Upon his release from prison, Taylor will be subject to lifetime supervised release.

The Roswell Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the NCMEC. Assistant United States Attorney Matilda McCarthy Villalobos is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

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