Man accused of child sex crime works for WPAFB child development center

A Brookville man accused of trying to meeting a teenage boy for sex works for a child center at a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Matthew Dorian West, 28, is a civilian worker at the Wright Field South Child Development Center at Area B, according to base officials.

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He has been removed from his position until the investigation is completed.

At that time, base officials will make a decision on West’s employment status.

“The safety and security of our families, especially our children, is foremost in our responsibilities and we are taking this matter seriously,” said Col. Thomas Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing commander.

The incident did not happen on the base or involved any WPAFB personnel or family members, base officials said.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is working with police in the investigation.

“Wright-Patterson leadership is contacting all parents with children at that facility to let them know while there is no connection between the allegations and the installation, we are here to support them and provide any desired resources,” Sherman added.

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West was arraigned on attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Vandalia Municipal Court Thursday, according to court records.

Bond remained at $10,000.

His next hearing is scheduled for March 13.

West was one of two men arrested recently after they were separately caught on camera attempting to meet boys for sex.

Brookville and Englewood police launched an investigation after YouTube videos reportedly showed West and Kenneth Ray Curtis, 50, trying to meet a 15-year-old for sex.

West and Curtis were instead captured on camera by a self-described vigilante who uploaded the videos.

According to court documents, West started talking to a man posing as a 15-year-old on a social media app, Grindr, on Feb. 17.

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West went to the man’s house to meet the teenage boy, but was instead confronted by the man.

The man recorded the incident and then posted it online, according to court records.

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