A 37-year-old Chantilly man was arrested today on charges that he shared child pornography through Twitter.
Matthew P. Bishop faces 10 counts of possession of child pornography in Fairfax County. Additional charges are likely in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives in the Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit worked with the Northern Virginia-Washington, DC Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on the case.
Investigators determined Bishop used two Twitter accounts—“NoVa Creeper” and “volleyballperv”—to send direct messages containing child pornography to another subject.
Search warrants were served at Bishop’s Fairfax County home April 13. An additional search warrant was served to obtain his fingerprints to attempt to access his smartphone.
The arrest stems from a separate and ongoing investigation initiated by Loudoun detectives last year after reports surfaced that he took photos of women and juveniles in public places like malls and pools without their knowledge and was posting them along with crude comments.
Bishop was released on a secured bond in Fairfax County.