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Fremont man pleads guilty to having sex with minor in 1980s Staff




Michael Matthes (Photo: Sandusky County Jail)

A Fremont man pleaded guilty to a child sex charge stemming from incidents that occurred all the way back in 1983.

Michael Matthes, 63, pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, in a Sandusky County courtroom.

Court documents show Matthes raped the female victim numerous times over the course of four years. The victim was 9-years-old at the time of the first incident.

Matthes took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to the single count of a lesser offense.

The female victim came forward years later after telling detectives that “repressed memories” of the incidents had come back when she saw Matthes in public, according to court records.

Matthes was sentenced to six months in jail, five years of community control, and will be required to register as a sex offender, according to Sandusky County court records.


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    ArchBishop Lensay L Bowling

    Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 7:43 am

    This is a gross injustice “Courts reject plea deals when they find them to be unjustifiable and unreasonable — Why is Judge Dewey allowing such actions to take place? Sandusky is weak on crime involved sexual misconduct.

    They are going out of the way to give “the deal of the century” Citizens should be outrage over the deals coming out of the Sandusky Courthouse! victims of Sandusky County can not get justice in this corrupt county.

    As part of the arrangement, in this county is if I scratch your back later you can scratch mine. Those in this town knows the establishment protects it’s own. “The damage that happened in these type of case is unconscionable,” in Sandusky County. victims of sexual abuse, should be heard and have justice done in there cases. As part of the plea deal, NOTHING should be kept under seal.
    “You beat yourself up mentally and physically,’’ Trying to get though the abuse and trying to get justice and the system could care less in Sandusky County if Justice is served. “You can’t ever stop your thoughts. A word can trigger something. When you suffer from PTSD.

    “As soon as the deal are signed, they try to silence the voices of all of victims. These type of case isn’t about justice. “I have to tell you, I’m a little overwhelmed because I have never seen a prosecutor’s office do anything like this until I moved to this county. This is a place where they covered it up and shielded the criminal from meeting real justice.

    IS this really a Shocking’ Plea Deal coming from Sandusky? … Justice cut a ‘sweetheart deal’ with sex offender all the time in this county. (Special thanks to Mark Mulligan ) He himself should resign and be put in jail for not upholding the oath of office.

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