Thursday, January 06, 2011

Irvine Attorney charged with molesting minors- OCDA seeks help in identifying additional victims

Posted by CotoBlogzz

SANTA ANA - The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) Office is seeking the public's help in identifying potential additional victims of an attorney charged with having unlawful sex with two minors. Matthew Christopher Tye, 31, Irvine, is charged with eleven felony counts anent a minor under 16  for Jane Doe #1. For Jane Doe #2 he is charged with nine felony counts. He faces sentencing enhancement allegation for committing lewd acts on multiple children. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 24 years in state prison. Tye was arrested this morning by the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) and is being held on $500,000 bail. 

According to the OCDA,  between May and July 2009, Tye is accused of meeting 17-year-old Jane Doe #2 online. He is accused of arranging to meet the victim on multiple occasions at his Irvine home and in his car in a Disneyland parking lot. Jane Doe #2 reported the assault to a family member, who reported it to police. Tye is accused of calling the victim and telling her to lie to police about the inappropriate conduct. 

While investigating Jane Doe #2, 14-year-old Jane Doe #1 was discovered. Tye is accused of molesting the victim on multiple occasions in the defendant's home between May and July 2009. Tye is accused of being in possession of several videotaped recordings of himself engaging in lewed acts with girls who appear to be minors. The girls on the videos are yet to be identified. 

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794. 

1 comment:

Lawkuhn said...

This was refreshing. I wished I could read every post, but I have to go back to work now... But I'll return.