Delta Junction man faces additional sex abuse charges

Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2001

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A 19-year-old Delta Junction man accused of sexually abusing five boys has been indicted on charges of molesting two other boys in the Delta Junction area.

Matthew M. Pease-Madore has been charged with three additional felonies and four misdemeanors for allegedly soliciting a boy under the age of 13 for sex, touching or attempting to touch the boy and exposing himself to another boy sometime between January and April.

Pease-Madore pleaded innocent to the charges at his arraignment Friday. The three different cases will be tried as one. The trial is scheduled for Oct. 8.

Pease-Madore's attorney, Bill Satterberg, told Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Ralph Beistline Friday that he would file a motion to move the trial to Delta Junction.

In one case involving five boys, Pease-Madore is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy, exposing himself to two boys, soliciting all five boys for sex at different times and improperly touching or attempting to touch the boys on different occasions in Delta Junction from January and March, according to the criminal complaint.

Court documents say Pease-Madore had spent time with the adolescent boys, discussing sexual topics with them. He allegedly exposed himself to two of the boys at different times and offered all of them money for sexual acts.

All of this allegedly took place while Pease-Madore took the boys on snowmachine and four-wheeler rides, visited them at their homes and wrestled with them, the complaint says.

A separate case involves a 10-year-old boy who was allegedly coerced into spending the night in Pease-Madore's tent and sexually abused while the two were at a church retreat at Harding Lake June 22.

Pease-Madore has been indicted for 19 felonies, including first-degree sexual assault; first-degree sexual abuse of a minor; solicitation for sexual abuse of a minor; second-degree sexual abuse of a minor; attempted sexual abuse of a minor and first-degree indecent exposure.

He has been charged with five misdemeanors including third-degree sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree indecent exposure.

Pease-Madore is currently being held at the Fairbanks Correctional Center on $100,000 bail.

Satterberg told Beistline he plans to petition for a reduced bail and hopes to get Pease-Madore released to a third-party custodian.

Beistline told him the reduced bail and release will ''be a challenge.''

''You're going to have to convince me that the community will be safe,'' Beistline said.

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