10/08/2019 Release from Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Tracci:

Earlier today, an Albemarle County Circuit Court judge sentenced Darren Mathis to 10 years for distribution of child pornography.

Mathis, of Crimora, Virginia, received a 50-year sentence with 40 years suspended. Upon his release from incarceration, he is to be on 20 years of good behavior, the first three which will be on supervised probation, and will register as a sex offender. He is to fully comply with all conditions and recommendations included in the Presentence Report and Psychosexual Evaluation.

The investigation originated from an Internet Crimes Against Children operation. The Albemarle County Police Department was the lead investigative agency in this case. The age of victims depicted included children as young as five years old.

According to Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney: “This office will continue to prosecute child exploitation cases, including distribution and possession of child pornography. I wish to thank the Albemarle County Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for their work on this and other child exploitation investigations.”