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Louisville man accused of creating fake Facebook page to get naked images of young girls

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Gregory Mathis (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Gregory Mathis (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Attorney General's office has arrested a man who allegedly used Facebook to get pictures of naked young girls.

According to an arrest report, 42-year-old Gregory Mathis created a false Facebook page "in order to solicit photographs of minors." He then allegedly used KIK messenger to chat with several young girls. Authorities say he chatted with and obtained naked photos from several girls around the age of 15.

When investigators searched his phone, they allegedly found at least three videos or images depicting minors in a sexual performance.

WDRB News sat down with his wife on Wednesday. She says police have it all wrong.

His wife also revealed what Mathis said to her just after he was arrested.

"I got a text message from my kids that the cops were at my house," said Kamesha Adams, suspect's wife.

Adams says on Tuesday, her home in south Louisville was surrounded by police and her husband was taken into custody.

"Says you created a false facebook page in order to solicit photographs with minors. Then he used messenger to chat with many girls," read a Jefferson County prosecutor in court.

Mathis made his first court appearance on Wednesday morning. He was arrested by the cybercrimes unit; it was all a big shock to his family.

"It has devastated me because, you know, we're a good family and I don't want people out there judging us," Adams said.

According to an arrest report, Mathis created a fake facebook page, saying he was a 15-year-old boy, and asked young girls to send him nude pictures.

"Greg is not that type of person, we have two kids, he is a very good dad, we've never had an issue like this before and you can not always believe what you hear," said Adams.

"So, what they're accusing him of doing is creating a false facebook account and then using it to get images of minors," asked Stephan Johnson. "And you don't believe that?" Adams answered, "No, I do not. Why not? I just, like I said, he is a good dad, we have two kids of our own and I just don't see him doing it."

Johnson followed up, "If he didn't do anything...what do you think brought authorities to your house?" Adams answered, "Like I said, I do think maybe there was something going on...but not to the extreme as what they're saying."

Adams said she was allowed to speak to her husband just before he was taken into custody.

She explained, "And he wanted to explain to me in his own words what the situation was because he's like...'it's not how it sounds."

Adams said that's why she was there when he was arraigned in court and asked us to show her face on camera.

"Right, I want to stand beside him, or whatever, and that's why I am not going to hide," said Adams.

Gregory Mathis is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

Mathis is charged with charged with three counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and one count of prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor for a sexual offense.

He is scheduled to be back in court on July 20.

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