St. Charles County Lutheran minister charged with child porn

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 6:19 AM

 (KMOV) -- A St. Peters Lutheran pastor is in jail after detectives with the St. Charles County cyber crimes task force raided his home Tuesday and discovered child pornography on his computer.

Matthew D. Luetke, 35, was charged with one count of promoting child pornography.

According to police, he had been under investigation since December, when undercover detectives began trading child pornography with him.

Luetke has been a pastor at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8425 Mexico Road, for about a year and before that he worked at a church in Wisconsin.

Police do not suspect Luetke had any inappropriate contact with the children who attend the church’s day care. The church is sending out a letter to parents about the arrest as a precaution, police said.

Luetke’s bail is currently set at $100,000 cash-only.

Further details into the investigation were not immediately known.

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