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FDLE arrests APRN for solicitation of a minor

 
For Immediate Release
May 14, 2019
 
LAKE CITY, Fla. – FDLE agents arrested Matthew Neil Melvin, 41, Lake City, for solicitation of a minor for sex and transmission of materials harmful to minors. Melvin is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) at a local clinic.  
 
FDLE began its investigation on May 9 after receiving allegations of sexual assault against a male juvenile patient of Melvin’s.    Investigators believe Melvin inappropriately touched the child during a physical exam and later began messaging the victim on Snapchat with sexual innuendoes.
 
An undercover agent, posing as the boy, began communicating with Melvin.  During that exchange, Melvin indicated he wanted to sexually assault the child, and sent a photo of his underwear showing his groin area.  Melvin also tried to meet with the boy.
 
Melvin was arrested today and was booked into the Columbia County Jail.  Additional charges are pending.  If you have any information about Matthew Neil Melvin as it relates to this case, please contact FDLE Live Oak at (800) 226-5630.
 
Suwannee and Columbia County Sheriff’s Offices are assisting with this investigation. 
 
For Further Information Contact: 
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001