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Matthews returns to court regarding child porn image

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MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - Popular Memphis radio show host and blogger Thaddeus Matthews was back in court Friday.

Matthews chose to take a different approach as he appeared in court, he kept his mouth closed and let his attorney do the talking.

For the second time embattled radio host Thaddeus Matthews appeared before a judge.

"He's certainly a high profile person," said attorney Steve Farese.

Matthews faces three felony counts of exploitation of a minor.

He's accused of posting child pornography to his Facebook page, Matthews claims he posted the image to help catch a predator.

In his last appearance in court, he yelled obscenities to reporters.

His attorney Steve Farese made it clear that would not be the case, again.

"I've told him he is not allowed to speak today," said Farese. 

As a blogger and radio host Matthews earns a living mouthing off on hot topics, but at the criminal justice center he invoked his right to remain silent.

Farese maintained Matthews innocence and reiterated his intentions.

"These statutes were made to get predators off the street, to get pedophiles off the streets, that is not what Mr. Matthews is," he said. 

Farese said he believes the district attorney will ultimately take a closer look at this case and do what's fair.

"If a person is trying to help a victim, you know we have crime stoppers we have everything, you would think they would not be prosecuted but the law is the law," he said. 

Farese said this will be a challenging case because of Matthews' status in the media. He appears before a judge again Dec. 17.

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