Jackson County, Florida --
On 08/25/2010 the Jackson County Sheriffs Office and the Florida Dept. of Children & Families commenced an investigation involving allegations of Child Abuse and Sexual Molestation as to a caretaker and a 12-year-old child. During the investigation it was revealed that Matthew Michael Bouchard, 26 years of age had allegedly engaged sexual intercourse with a child who had been left in his care and control in Jackson County Florida. As a result of the investigation Probable Cause was established and Criminal Complaint Affidavits filed with the State Attorneys Office charging Matthew Michael Bouchard with Sexual Battery on a child 12 years of age and Child Abuse.
On 10/03/2010 the Jackson County Sheriffs Office received information from the Leon County Sheriffs Office that Matthew Michael Bouchard had been found within jurisdiction of the Leon County Sheriff and taken into custody on the Arrest Warrant issued from Jackson County.
Bouchard currently is housed in the Leon County Jail and is awaiting transport back to Jackson County where he will make his first appearance in the Jackson County Courts.
This investigation is continuing in Jackson County. Anyone with any information regarding Matthew Michael Bouchard is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriffs Office @ (850) 482-9664. All information as to the juvenile Victim is confidential as to protect her identity as per Florida Law.