HEDRICK, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of being a sexual predator by authorities and allegedly used deer antlers to assault women and children.
On the afternoon of Friday, August 26, 2022, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agents, assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, arrested 31-year-old Matthew Robert Reynolds of Hedrick, Iowa. Reynolds’ arrest came at the conclusion of an investigation which began in the fall of 2018 and resulted in the filing of 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).
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.
According to affidavits released by authorities, DNA was found on deer antlers owned by Reynolds. Authorities have linked this item to his alleged victims. He also allegedly assaulted a babysitter at his him that he fed booze and drugs.