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FDLE agents, Hallandale Beach police charge Broward County man with additional count in ongoing investigation

4/8/2008
 
A Broward County man has been charged with an additional count stemming from an ongoing investigation involving photographs and the alleged videotaping of juveniles involved in sexual acts.

Matthew Kent Sheley, 36, of Hollywood, was charged Monday by Florida Department of Law Enforcement special agents and detectives with the Hallandale Beach Police Department with one count of sexual battery on a child less than 12.

Sheley previously was charged with 11 counts of sexual performance by a child and remains at the Broward County Jail.

Investigators said the additional charge was filed on Sheley after they were able to identify the female juvenile victim from the videotape that was found in Sheley’s former residence. Agents and police also have identified a second juvenile female victim from photographs. The victims were identified through investigative leads.

FDLE agents and Hallandale Beach police have served several search warrants at different Broward County locations and have seized videotapes, computer equipment and other items, all of which will be examined to determine if there are additional victims and/or additional depictions of sexual acts.

Anyone who may have information on these cases or who knows of other victims and/or similar crimes is asked to call Hallandale Beach Police Detective Rafael Matias at (954) 457-1432, the police department’s main information desk at (954) 457-1400 or FDLE Special Agent Terry Mullen at (954) 958-5400. The investigation is continuing.

For more information, contact:

Andrew Casper
Hallandale Beach Police Department Public Information Officer
(954) 457-1644

Paige Patterson-Hughes
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Miami
(954) 958-5400