Collierville man indicted on 8 counts of child rape | Collierville Independent


A Collierville man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing a young female relative, according to Shelby County Distrist Attorney Gen. Amy Weirich.

Matthew T. Williams, 29, was indicted on eight counts of rape of a child, felonies that each carry punishment of 15-to-25 years in prison with no parole.

Shelby County investigators said a 10-year-old girl told her mother last June that Williams had been sexually molesting her for approximately two years.

Williams is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $500,000 bond.

The case is being handled by the DA’s Special Victims Unit Chief Prosecutor Carrie Shelton and by Asst. Dist. Atty. Cavett Ostner, also of the SVU which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.

SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.