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Child porn investigation spreads from Arizona to NE Ohio

Matthew Barlow (Source: Barberton Jail) Matthew Barlow (Source: Barberton Jail)
Curtis Burden (Source: Barberton Jail) Curtis Burden (Source: Barberton Jail)
BARBERTON, OH (WOIO) -

A child porn investigation led authorities from Arizona to Coventry Township then to Barberton. 

The Summit County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Pinal County Sheriff's Office in Arizona in regards to a child exploitation investigation.

During Pinal County's investigation, they found child porn images possibly being transmitted from a residence in Coventry Township.

The Summit County Sheriff's Detective Bureau began investigating and executed a search warrant at the residence on Dec. 17. 

Evidence recovered at the scene led investigators to an apartment in Barberton.

A search was conducted at the Barberton apartment and computers, storage devices, and pieces of clothing were seized as evidence.

Curtis Burden, 19, of Barberton was arrested and charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor. Burden was found to be in possession of thousands of videos and images of suspected child pornography. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Further investigating led police to Burden's 33-year-old roommate, Matthew Barlow. He was arrested on Jan. 14 on the same charges.

The investigation involving Burden and Barlow is ongoing. More charges could come. 

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