A Grundy County grand jury indicted a Will County man on a sex charge on Wednesday, March 3rd. Todd Matichak, 52, of Elwood was charged with traveling to meet a minor, a class three felony. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office said a citizen posing to be a child used Kik Messenger, a computer online service, to chat with Matichak several times over numerous months in early 2020.
The citizen posing as a child then arranged to meet Matichak in Diamond for the purpose of engaging in a sex act. The meeting occurred on June 19th of 2020. Investigators say the citizen was able to capture the meeting on camera and were able to obtain Matichak’s vehicle information.
After several months of investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, charges against Matichak were filed on Wednesday. Matichak was Mayor from April of 2017 until December of that same year.
Police officials say Matichak turned himself into the Joliet Police Department. His bond was set at $2,000.