LARGO – Detectives with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a 22-year-old July 15 for lewd and lascivious battery on a 14-year-old female.
According to the sheriff’s report, detectives began their investigation June 11 after the victim told her mother that she had engaged in sexual activity with the suspect on or around May 1 at an undisclosed location in the Oldsmar area. The suspect and victim were known to each other, detectives said.
The suspect was identified Matthew A. Lopez of Largo. Detectives met with Lopez on July 15 and he reportedly admitted to the allegations. Lopez was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. Bond was set at $10,000.