***UPDATE*** Ricardo Mata charged with Indecent Liberties

4/25/2018

Case Update: Wednesday, April 25, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit have charged Ricardo Mata, DOB: 05/15/1965, with  two additional counts of indecent liberties with a child.

On March 22, 2018, a parent reported to Providence Division officers that her child told her she had been sexually assaulted by Mr. Mata while attending a Spanish class held afterschool at Eastover Elementary School. This assault occurred last year when the child was six years old.

After an investigation, detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit charged Ricardo Mata with two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child in connection with this case.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are cooperating in this investigation. Mr. Mata was not a CMS employee and the Spanish classes were not associated with the school. Mr. Mata was renting space in the school for the classes.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  Any further information concerning this case will be released by the Public Affairs Office.   

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspect to call Detective Hall at 704-336-4076 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case please refer to CMPD report number 20180322-1157-00.

 

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Monday, March 19, 2018,


Photo of Mata
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit have charged Ricardo Mata, DOB: 05/15/1965, for his involvement in this case. 
On February 12, 2018, at 11:58 a.m., the parents of a female victim notified South Division Patrol Officers about an incident that occurred between their daughter and Ricardo Mata, who was the owner of a summer camp called “Play Spanish”, which was located at 1000 E. Morehead Street.  The parents stated that Mata had sexually assaulted their daughter, who was 7-years-old at the time of the assault, while she attended the camp during the summer of 2017.  Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit were notified and launched an investigation.

As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigation, Crimes Against Children Unit Detectives obtained a warrant for Mata’s arrest.  On March 16, 2018, Mata was arrested and interviewed by detectives.  At the completion of the interview, Mata was charged with Indecent Liberties with a Minor-Lewd and Lascivious, and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.    
This is an ongoing, active investigation.  Any further information concerning this case will be released by the Public Affairs Office.    

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information concerning this case or the suspect to call Detective Lingle at 704-336-4076 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case please refer to CMPD report number 20180212-1158-00.