MARY ESTHER — A 47-year-old man was arrested Saturday because he broke the conditions of his pretrial release on sex charges with an underage girl.
Joseph Matey, who was not allowed to be in contact with any minors, was found holding a baby, according to an arrest report from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
During an investigation by the state Department of Children and Famiies, deputies made a welfare check in a child neglect case on Bryn Mawr Boulevard. Matey answered the front door holding the child, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Matey was charged with a misdemeanor for breaking the conditions of his pre-trial release and four counts of felony charges from the original arrest.