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UPDATE: AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – An English instructor at Auburn University in Alabama has been arrested in Virginia on child porn charges. News outlets report 52-year-old William Matthew Carter, of Auburn, was held Monday at a Virginia jail awaiting extradition to Alabama, where he faces additional possession of child pornography charges. Blacksburg, Virginia, police say in a release that Carter was arrested Friday; Auburn University says Carter was fired that same day. Police spokesman John Goad says he’s unsure why Carter was in Virginia. Carter’s now-removed faculty profile on Auburn University’s website described him as a “longtime resident of Roanoke, Virginia.” Virginia authorities later contacted Alabama authorities, who say they searched Carter’s home and found electronic devices containing child porn. Police say some of the child porn featured children from outside the Auburn area.

PREVIOUS: An Auburn, Alabama man faces child pornography charges in Blacksburg and his home town. Blacksburg Police were first to arrest 52-year-old William Carter Friday, and upon learning more, they contacted Auburn Police. According to the al.com website, Auburn police then began their own investigation, executing a search warrant at Carter’s home. Police say they found electronic devices containing images of child pornography.

Blacksburg Police news release: On Friday May 10, 2019, Blacksburg Police Department arrested William Matthew Carter, 52, of Auburn, Alabama for Possession of Child Pornography (Felony). He was taken before a Magistrate and released on a $3500.00 unsecured bond. Additional warrants were later obtained by Auburn Alabama Police Department and served by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held in Western Regional Jail on No Bond awaiting extradition on the Alabama charges.