Irvine Lawyer Arrest for Unlawful Sex With A Minor
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.