Baltimore Man, Matthew K. Walsh Facing Federal Indictment for Using Female Aliases on Social Media and Messaging Applications to Entice Boys to Send Him Sexually Explicit Images and Videos
Two Victims Identified in the Indictment, but Law Enforcement Believes There May be More Victims
Baltimore, MD (STL.News) A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Matthew K. Walsh, age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, for the federal charges of sexual exploitation of a minor; coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct; and receipt of child pornography. The indictment was returned on May 12, 2021, and unsealed today upon Walsh’s arrest. Walsh had an initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before U.S. Magistrate Judge Boardman. Walsh consented to detention pending a detention hearing which will be held on May 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.
The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Acting Special Agent in Charge Rachel Byrd of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.
According to the six-count indictment, beginning no later than November 2019, Walsh used text messaging, an internet-based social media company, and a messaging application for mobile devices to meet and communicate online with minor males.