TIERRA VERDE – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Tierra Verde man April 8 for two counts of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 after he sexually abuse two victims who were known to him.
According to detectives, the two victims disclosed that the suspect had sexually abused them while they were in his care in Tuesday morning at a private residence in Pinellas County. The 4-year-old and a 6-year-old victims were known to the suspect at the time of the incident.
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit met with the suspect, Matthew Michalik, 32, Tuesday afternoon. Michalik denied the allegations. Michalik was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.