Glenville, NY (March 1, 2019) – A man who has been accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has been arrested and placed into custody. According to police in Glenville, 38-year-old Matthew Herbert, of Schenectady, attempted to evade capture by fleeing New York state, where he had allegedly committed his crimes, and was picked up by police in Pennsylvania.
Investigators stated that Herbert had been aware of his pending arrest and chose to flee to Pennsylvania in January of 2019. He has since been arrested by police and is accused of having sexual contact with the young girl between the summer of 2016 and autumn of 2018.
Herbert has been charged with rape, felony criminal sex acts, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to local authorities. The suspect was later arraigned in Glenville Town Court and has now been sent to Schenectady County Jail without bail. No further information has been provided at this time.
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