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Hedrick Man Faces 20 Felony Charges in Sex Abuse Case

Written by on August 29, 2022

Hedrick, Iowa – On the afternoon of Friday, August 26, 2022, Agents of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (Major Crime Unit), assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, arrested 31-year-old Matthew Robert Reynolds of Hedrick, Iowa. The arrest of Reynolds came at the conclusion of an investigation which began in the fall of 2018 and resulted in the filing of twenty (20) total felony-level sex abuse charges against Reynolds across Jefferson and Keokuk Counties. Reynolds is currently in custody at the Keokuk County Jail (Sigourney).

31-Year old Matthew Robert Reynolds of Hedrick
(Photo Courtesy Keokuk County Jail)

In Jefferson County, Reynolds is charged with five (5) counts of Sex Abuse 3rd Degree (all Class C Felonies). 

In Keokuk County, Reynolds is charged with fourteen (14) counts of Sex Abuse 3rd Degree and one (1) count of Sex Abuse 2nd Degree (a Class B Felony).

Although criminal charges have been filed, this continues to be an ongoing criminal investigation conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Criminalistics Laboratory, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, the Keokuk County Attorney’s Office, and the Office of the Iowa Attorney General.