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Irvine Lawyer Arrest for Unlawful Sex With A Minor

Posted by Courtney Pilchmann | Jan 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Orange County, California prosecutors, Irvine attorney Matthew Tye, 31 is in custody on $500,000 bail for having sex with two under age girls. Prosecutors allege, Tye had sex with a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in his home and then attempted to dissuade one of them to lie to police when he was being investigated.

According to a OCDA press release, law enforcement officials began to investigate Tye after the 17-year-old victim reported the incident to a family member and that family member reported it to police. Once they began their investigation, law enforcement officials learned of the second 14-year-old victim and possible other victims.

Tye is charged with 25 felony counts including multiple counts of unlawful sexual intercourse (PC 261.5), lewd acts upon a minor (PC 288(c)(1), oral copulation of a minor (PC 288(a)(b)(2)) and dissuading a witness (PC 136.1(b)(1)). If convicted, Tye faces 24 years in state prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.

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Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She pr...


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