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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged a 35-year-old area pastor in reference to a child pornography investigation.

According to court documents, the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Task Force searched a home in the 5000 block of Danielle Drive for evidence of child pornography. Authorities found on a computer nine images of young girls between the ages of 9 and 13 in various poses and exposing themselves.

Prosecutors said the homeowner, identified as Matthew Luetke, confessed to being the sole operator of said computer, adding he'd developed a habit of viewing child pornography. Luetke further admitted to touching himself while viewing said images.

Luetke, a pastor at the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church in O'Fallon, told police he had exposed himself and allowed his genitals to be touched by female relatives when they were pre-school age when the family was living in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Those incidents are said to have occurred between 2004 and 2008.

The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department does not believe Luetke had any contact with children who attended daycare at the facility or the children of parishioners, but church officials are notifying parents as a precaution.

Matthew Luetke was charged with one count of promoting child pornography and remains jailed on $100,000 bond.

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