LAKE CITY, Fla. FDLE agents have arrested Matthew Melvin, 41, from Lake City, for soliciting a minor for sex and transmission of materials harmful to minors. Melvin is an advanced practice registered nurse at a local clinic.
The investigation started on May 9, 2019, after allegations of sexual assault against a boy patient of Melvin's came to light.
Investigators believe Melvin inappropriately touched the boy during a physical exam and later began messaging the victim on Snapchat.
An undercover agent posed as the boy and began communications with Melvin. During that time Melvin indicated he wanted to sexually assault the child and sent a photo of his underwear showing his private area.
Melvin also tried to meet with the boy.
Melvin was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Columbia County Jail. Additional charges are pending. If you have any information about Matthew Neil Melvin as it relates to this case, please contact FDLE Live Oak at (800) 226-5630.
According to FDLE, Suwannee and Columbia County Sheriff’s Offices are assisting with this investigation.