Jury trial for man charged with 41 counts of producing child pornography

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The jury trial of a Colbert County man charged with 41 counts of producing child pornography has been set, according to court records online.

Matthew Eugene Sitorius, 37, was arrested on March 13, 2022, following an indictment. His bail at the time of his arrest was set at $1.2 million.

A jury trial is scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Colbert County Courthouse, according to court documents.

Sitorius pleaded not guilty to the charges in late April, and although jury trials have already been set in the case, those dates have been pushed back.

Matthew Sitorius (Colbert County Sheriff’s Office)

According to Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson, the victim’s family surrendered to authorities and filed a report. The sheriff said the charges against Sitorius involved a family member.

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A search warrant was obtained and served on Sitorius’ home in March. Authorities say that’s where most of the evidence was recovered.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 5.


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