- Teen Charged in Sex Assaults on Children (04/01/2002)
- Weston teen charged with sexual assault on four kids (04/02/2002)
- Weston teen in sexual abuse case gets probation (04/02/2002)
Monday, April 01, 2002
Case of Matthew A. Lowe
Case of Matthew A. Lowe
(AKA: Matt Lowe; Matthew Lowe)
Babysitter - Temple Dor Dorim, Weston, FL
Camp Counselor - Temple Dor Dorim, Weston, FL
Pleaded no contest in circuit court to three counts: two misdemeanor charges of exposure of sexual organs and one felony charge of aggravated battery.
There are several individuals by the name of Matthew Lowe. The individual discussed on this page was born April 21, 1986.
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Teen Charged in Sex Assaults on Children
Brownard Sheriff's Office - April 2, 2002
Weston teen charged with sexual assault on four kids
Associated Press Newswires - April 2, 2002
WESTON, Fla. (AP) - A teen-age baby sitter surrendered Tuesday on charges he sexually assaulted four children over the past two years while he cared for them in their homes, authorities said.
Accompanied by his father, Matthew A. Lowe, 15, surrendered to Broward County sheriff's investigators.
Lowe was being held Tuesday at the Broward Juvenile Detention Center charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition, one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of capital sexual battery for the four incidents.
The incidents involved three boys and a girl between January 2000 and August 2001, deputies said.
The investigation began in March when a Weston woman called sheriff's investigators and reported her 4-year old son was molested by Lowe, deputies said.
Investigators said they are concerned there are additional victims because Lowe was a popular sitter in the community and also served as a summer camp counselor at a Weston synagogue, Temple Dor Dorim.
Messages left at Lowe's home and the synagogue were not immediately returned Tuesday.
Weston teen in sexual abuse case gets probation
Associated Press Newswires
November 18, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A 17-year-old accused early last year of sexually abusing children while baby-sitting them in their homes was sentenced Tuesday to six years probation on lesser charges.
Matthew A. Lowe, who was 15 when charged, pleaded no contest in circuit court to three counts: two misdemeanor charges of exposure of sexual organs and one felony charge of aggravated battery.
The judge dismissed two out of three sexual battery counts against the Weston teen on Monday
"The case got chopped down little by little over the last 1 1/4 years," said the teen's attorney, David Bogenschutz.
He was sentenced as a youthful offender and must comply with a long list of rules, but will not have a criminal record if he completes probation successfully.
The mother of a victim whose daughter was three at the time the charges were filed said the case took too long to prosecute.
"I can understand why other parents didn't come forward," she said, minutes after the state and defense reached a resolution. "It's a brutal process."
Lowe was a baby sitter for the children between January 2001 and February 2001. He met the children while working as a camp counselor at Temple Dor Dorim in Weston.
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