Hilltown police allege a 13-year-old boy met Matthew Veltri, who turns 27 later this week, on an online dating app.
A New York man is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Bucks County boy earlier this year after the two met through an online dating app.
Hilltown police allege that Matthew Veltri, who turns 27 on Nov. 3, sexually assaulted the Hilltown teen twice in March, including once at a Sellersville motel.
Police began investigating after the father of the boy found video on his son’s cell phone of him and a man who police allege is Veltri along with text messages arranging meetings between the two, according to a probable cause affidavit.
In a police interview, the boy admitted talking to a guy named “Matt” on the dating app “Grinder” and through text messages in early March. In one of those conversations, the boy told Veltri he was 13, police said.
Veltri allegedly called and texted the boy about meeting and engaging in sexual contact, according to court documents.
The boy told police he was sexually assaulted on two occassions by Veltri.
Hilltown police originally filed charges against Veltri in April, but he was not arraigned until Wednesday. He was sent to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10% of $750,000 bail.
Previously, Veltri was arrested and jailed in Nassau County New York, where he lives, after police there executed a search warrant related to the Hilltown case and found child porn at his home.