Terre Haute Man Arrested

A Terre Haute man is behind bars after police found to have initiated misconduct with a minor.

Dionel Juan Mateo

Arrested 28-year-old Dionel Juan Mateo, of Terre Haute, on felony charges of child molestation on a child under the age of 14, and possession of child pornography.

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Mateo on Friday

The investigation began early last week when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC Task Force.

As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained by Vigo County Division 6 Court and served late last night at 1903 Grant Street. 

Based on preliminary findings as a result of the search warrant, Dionel J. Mateo, age 28, of Terre Haute, was interviewed and subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Vigo County Jail with no bond allowed. 

Investigating Officers:  Indiana State Police Detective Master Trooper Kevin Getz who was assisted by Senior Trooper John Jacobs.

Assisting Agencies:  Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Valdez, Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office, Indiana Department of Child Services, and Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Center in Terre Haute.

Anyone having any information related to crimes against children is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or visit the NCMEC website at http://www.missingkids.com/hom  and find the link to make a CYBERTIPLINE report.