Matthew Sam Valdez

Matthew Sam Valdez was on pretrial release for an aggravated DUI case when he was indicted. (Photo courtesy Maricopa County Attorney’s Offi ce)

Matthew Sam Valdez, 47, from Litchfield Park, was indicted on 10 counts of child sexual exploitation, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Valdez was arrested on December 10 after agents allegedly located 10 images depicting child sexual abuse in his possession. Valdez, who was on pretrial release for a separate alleged aggravated DUI case, is being held without bond in the Maricopa County Jail. This case was investigated by the Phoenix Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Assistant Attorney General Todd Lawson is prosecuting the case.