An Independence man charged last month possessing child pornography now faces sevaral additional charges in connection with the investigation, including statutory rape and sodomy.

Matthew Pohlman, 44, was arrested March 21 and charged with three counts of possessing child porn following an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol with assistance from Independence Police.

After further investigation and another arrest Thursday, Pohlman now faces charges of first-degree statutory sodomy (two counts), statutory rape and child molestation and second-degree sodomy and rape.

According to court documents, investigators looked further into Pohlman's seized computer and electronic devices and found numerous files that indicated Pohlman manufactured child porn and sexually exploited minors. Investigators identified, located and interviewed victims, revealing Pohlman commited these sex crimes during a 10-year span and in more than one county.

Highway Patrol and IPD officers arrested Pohlman at his home Thursday. His bond has been set at $100,000 cash.

The Highway Patrol's Digital Forensics Investigative Unit is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Public Safety State Cyber Crime Grant and the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.