Suspect Convicted in Child Pornography Case

On Tuesday evening, a Laramie County Jury returned five guilty convictions against 40-year-old Matthew Iverson, of Cheyenne. The convictions were for one count of sexual exploitation of children – reproduction of child pornography, and four counts of sexual exploitation of children – possession of child pornography.

The convictions have a potential penalty of a prison sentence of 5-52 years (combined) and fines of up to $10,000 per count. Sentencing will be set for a later date.

The case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department’s Detective Bureau, with assistance from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) team, and was prosecuted by the Laramie County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation began when a community member made a report concerning child pornography in early March 2023. A search warrant was subsequently served at Iverson’s residence, where multiple devices were collected and found to contain child pornography. Iverson was arrested and charged with the counts in early-April 2023. The trial lasted for two days, starting this past Monday.