H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
February 11, 2015
Sheboygan, Wisconsin - On Wednesday, Alderman Kevin Stephan Matichek, 33, submitted his resignation letter to the Sheboygan City Clerk citing that he didn't want the current criminal charge against him to interfere with city business. Last Monday, Matichek was charged with one felony count for repeated sexual assault of the same child at least 3 violations of 1st or 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child. Additionally charges are pending against Matichek, according to the Sheboygan County District Attorney's Office.
Sheboygan Police Captain Kurt Brasser during a press conference on Monday said, that the department received information back in June alleging that Matichek was having inappropriate relationships with children, but could not be substantiated. It was until last week that a anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led police to contact a 17-year-old victim who engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with Matichek. The teen also told police of a 15-year-old boy who had sexual contact with Matichek. Police were able to contact the 15-year-old boy who admitted of having sex with Matichek.
The criminal complaint states, that Matichek met the 15-year-old boy in June and engaged in anal and oral sex with the boy at least 8 different times until a Crime Stoppers tip led police to investigate the alleged sexual assault of the boy involved and a 17-year-old male.
Matichek apparently admitted to kissing the younger boy and dating him. He denied that he had anal or oral sex with the boy. Matichek claims the boy likes to exaggerate, according to the criminal complaint.
If convicted, Matichek is facing up to 25 years in prison on felony count for repeated sexual assault of the same child and up to $100K in fines. A cash bail of $75K was set for Matichek.
The investigation is ongoing to determine, if more victims are involved.
Matichek was first elected to the Sheboygan Common Council in 2011 and was running for re-election in the April 2015 ballot. He was facing one challenger, Job E. Hou-Seye in the April election.
Matichek is expected to bow out from the April race, but will remain on the ballot. Hou-Seye could be elected to office, if no one runs as a write-in candidate.