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Trial date set in child pornography case

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Former Crockett County Sheriff Deputy Matthew Berry appeared before a judge in the United States District Court for the Western Division on Tuesday, October 22 for a scheduling conference in reference to his allegations of processing child pornogrpahy.

Berry had just been released from custody on his own recognizance the day prior from Pathways Behavioral Health Services after undergoing in patient evaluation and treatment.

Upon Berry’s release he was assigned provisions and conditions through pre-trial services that he must adhere to while awaiting trial. The trial is estimated to last 3-4 days and is scheduled to begin May 26, 2020.

He is ordered to not violate any federal, state or local laws while on release; must cooperate in the collection of DNA samples as authorized under by 42 U.S.C 14135a; and appear in court as scheduled.

Berry has been ordered to comply with all applicable provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Additionally, he must have no contact with any potential victims or witnesses including his wife. Berry may have no contact with minor children other than his biological children. When visiting with his children he is to be supervised by his father or any other person approved in advance by pre-trial services.

He is prohibited from Internet access and all devices within the home that are capable of Internet access must remain password protected.

Berry is monitored with GPS tracking and must limit his travel to the western district of Tennessee unless prior approval is given, while complying with curfews imposed by pre-trial services. He is prohibited to possess firearms or consume excess amounts of alcoholic beverages during his release.

Berry is to reside with his father, Omer Berry in Eads and continue multi-weekly pre-trial service monitoring until the conclusion of the trial.  


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