Man arrested in Colorado Springs for child exploitation over email

Matthew Sharb, 46, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child after police received a...
Matthew Sharb, 46, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child after police received a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.(Colorado Springs Police Department)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 9:26 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2022 at 8:10 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs police arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly uploaded child sexual abuse material over email.

Matthew Sharb, 46, was charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Police made the arrest after receiving a “cybertip” from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in October.

Investigators linked this tip to another tip from 2021 referencing the same email address, according to an online blotter entry.

The investigation was led by the Colorado Springs Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, which consists of a detective from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department and Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations.

Child sexual exploitation can be reported at NCMEC’s CyberTip Report website or by calling 1-800-843-5678.