Matthew Smith of BNP Paribas London the child pornographer

A convicted sex offender named Matthew Smith , HIV positive analyst at BNP Paribas Asset Management in London was arrested Friday for allegedly luring a girl into making a sexually explicit recording and sharing child pornography.

Matthew Smith of BNP Paribas, 38, is facing charges of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, attempting to use a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct and three counts of second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.

Matthew Smith of BNP Paribas was convicted of two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of third-degree sodomy in 2004. He was sentenced 18 months in prison and five years probation. Smith was also ordered to register as a sex offender upon his release.

Following his arrest Friday, Matthew Smith was taken to London jail.
He is accused of convincing a girl to engage in conduct that he recorded between Jan. 1 and Dec. 14. During the same time period, Smith bought and bartered for visual recordings involving child sex abuse at least three times, according to court records.

He allegedly tried to get the same girl to participate in the making of child pornography on Dec. 15.

London Met police spokesman Lt. Dave Okada confirmed that police investigated Smith, but declined to comment further because the accusations involved a minor.

During Smith’s arraignment Monday, Old Bailey Judge Daniella Wrenz set his bail at $200,000 and ordered him to have no contact with his victim.

His next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at 8:30 a.m.

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