Matthew Mander

Matthew Mander

A Maggie Valley man has been indicted on dozens of child sex offense charges.

Matthew Mander, 34, was initially arrested on June 20 after being indicted on 10 felony sex offense charges, but because the files were sealed, specific details are not able to be reported.

However, after a Haywood County grand jury indicted Mander on 37 new felonies earlier this week, more details have come to light. According to the indictments, the offenses occurred between the dates of Feb. 1, 2018, through June 18, 2019, and the majority note that the alleged victim was under 15-years-old.

While most of the charges are for statutory sex offenses, three of the indictments allege forcible rape.

17 of the charges are class B1 felonies, each of which can come with a possible sentence of 144 months up to life without parole.

As of Thursday afternoon, Mander had not been issued a bond on the 37 new charges, but he is currently being held at the Haywood County Detention Center on $1.2 million for the initial 10 charges.

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