Matthew Richard Taby: Hobe Sound man arrested on 200 counts of child pornography

Bail at $2.01 million

HOBE SOUND — A 50-year-old man was arrested after investigators reported finding more than 1,000 images and videos of children engaged in sexual activities on an external hard drive attached to his laptop computer, according to an affidavit released Monday.

Matthew Richard Taby, of the 7900 block of Southeast Woodview Terrace in Hobe Sound, was arrested on 200 felony counts of possession/sexual performance child and a single felony count of computer pornography following an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Investigators executed a search warrant Friday morning at Taby's home. He said a laptop computer in his bedroom belonged to him and that he lives alone.

An external hard drive attached to the computer contained more than 1,000 images and videos of "children engaged in sexual performance."

Taby said no one else has access to his home or computers before declining to speak further with investigators.

He was held Monday in the Martin County Jail on $2,010,000 bail, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

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