Laura Williams, Office of
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VSO DETECTIVES CHARGE DELTONA MAN, 20, WITH SEX ABUSE OF CHILD
Volusia sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 20-year-old Deltona man and charged him with sexually battering a child under age 12.
Mossett Matthews (DOB 6/27/2000) was arrested Sunday afternoon on a warrant for capital sexual battery after Volusia Sheriff’s Office (VSO) detectives were called to a Sanford hospital Sunday to investigate a reported sex offense of a child.
The juvenile victim’s mother told detectives she found her daughter in a compromising position with Matthews, who is known to the victim. The mother questioned the child, who stated Matthews has been sexually abusing her for a year.
The Child Protection Team then met with the child, conducting a forensic exam and interview. VSO’s Child Exploitation Unit detectives investigated and executed search warrants of the home and Matthews’ person. VSO Crime Scene and District 4 investigators assisted.
Following the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Matthews. He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where he remains held with no bond allowed.
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