Michigan fugitive wanted for criminal sexual conduct arrested in Alpena

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 11:13:39-04

(WXYZ) — A fugitive wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor has been arrested.

On Sept. 19, 2019, Matthew John Dietz was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13 and two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes in Charlevoix County.

Dietz was found at a residence in Alpena following a public tip.

A federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution was issued on March 18, 2020, the FBI said. A $5,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Dietz.

“Offenses against children are the worst type of crime that can be committed against members of our community,” said Special Agent in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono. “Despite being in the midst of a pandemic, the law enforcement agencies tasked with locating Dietz responded quickly to a viable lead because the severity of Dietz’s alleged offenses required it. We are grateful to the public for its assistance in locating Dietz so quickly. This is a great example of how the collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community can work to get dangerous predators off the street.”