Wilmington man arrested for child sex crimes

Malik Matthews, 25, is charged with lewd and lascivious, statutory sex offense against a child, and indecent liberties with a child.

WILMINGTON –– A wanted man was arrested Tuesday night for indecent liberties with a minor.

Malik Matthews, 25, is charged with lewd and lascivious, statutory sex offense against a child under 13 years old, and indecent liberties with a child. He had multiple warrants out for his arrest, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.

Officers took Matthews into custody without incident. He is being held in the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office detention center under a $500,000 bond.



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