A Sheboygan alderman has resigned following accusations he was sexually involved with a 15-year-old boy.
Sheboygan Press Media reports the city clerk’s office confirmed it received a resignation letter from Kevin MatiChek. The now ex-alderman didn’t admit to any wrongdoing, but some local media reports have quoted him as saying that he and the boy were “dating.”
In 2010, MatiChek, a right-wing Republican, challenged incumbent state Rep. Mike Endsley in a failed primary race for the state’s 26th Assembly District.
Posts on MatiChek’s Facebook page promote fundamentalist Christianity and right-wing ideology. One person posted on the page, “I see Kevin attended Sheboygan Liberty Coalition meetings — that’s where all of THE most extremist righties in the County gather to share conspiracy theories and hate on Obama.”
In his resignation letter, MatiChek said, “In light of the criminal accusation against me, it is clear that I am currently unable to effectively serve in my position as alderman for the City of Sheboygan. Because I do not want the charge to detract from the City’s business, please accept this letter as my official resignation as Fourth District Alderman on the Sheboygan Common Council.”
MatiChek is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. He allegedly gave movies and a cellphone to the teen he met last summer.
According to a criminal complaint, MatiChek acknowledged having a “friendship” with the boy and kissing him but denied any sexual contact. His defense attorney has said he is presumed innocent.
MatiChek is scheduled back in court Feb. 18.