HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A former teacher and coach has been arrested again.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Hike is facing more molestation allegations.
Hike was arrested Wednesday. He was later released on bond.
What You Need To Know
- Former teach, coach arrested again
- Matthew Hike is facing more molestation allegations
- Deputies say Bloomingdale High football player told them Hike abused him more than 50 times
A football player at Bloomingdale High School came forward, alleging he was sexually abused by Hike, 33, who was a volunteer coach. Officials said the player told them that Hike abused him more than 50 times between 2017 and 2021.
Deputies said they learned about this new alleged victim after hike’s initial arrest last month.
Hike is also accused of inappropriately touching a child at Livingston Academy where he was a teacher. He is also accused of showing pornographic images to the child.
Hike faces five counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and three counts of selling or distributing obscene material to a minor in the March 24 arrest.
New charges include three additional counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and one count of authority figure soliciting or engaging in lewd conduct with a student.
Again, detectives ask if there are any other victims out there to call the sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200.