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14-069 Tierra Verde Man Arrested For Two Counts Of Sexual Battery On A Child Under 12

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit

Matthew Alan Michalik (Arrested)
DOB: 1/9/1982
Address: 365 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde
Arrested for 2 counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12.

The victims are a 4-year-old female and a 6-year-old female who are known to the suspect. Per FL Statute 119.071(2)(h)1 no further information will be released that would tend to identify the victims.

What:
Deputies have arrested a Tierra Verde man for 2 counts of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 after he sexually abuse two victims who were known to him.

When:
The suspect was arrested on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Where:
The crime occurred at a private residence in Pinellas County.

Why/How:
Deputies have arrested a Tierra Verde man for 2 counts of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 after he sexually abuse two victims who were known to him.

According to detectives, the two victims disclosed that the suspect had sexually abused them while they were in his care in the morning hours of Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The 4-year-old and a 6-year-old victims were known to the suspect at the time of the incident.

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit met with the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Matthew Michalik in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Michalik denied the allegations. Michalik was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12.

Michalik was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

Matthew Michalik Booking Photo

Matthew Michalik Booking Photo

 

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