Punta Gorda, FL – April 13, 2022
On April 12, 2022, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a case from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a sexual assault that occurred in Charlotte County. A 19-year-old female reported that her employer, Amilcar Matute-Turcios (08/30/80), sexually assaulted her at an unoccupied residence in which they were doing work, located at 25226 Puerta Drive, Punta Gorda. The unlicensed company, Amilcar Home Repair Services, was operated by Amilcar Matute-Turcios (08/30/80). The Major Crimes Unit was requested to respond and investigate.
During the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at the home located on Puerta Drive. Evidence corroborating the victim’s statement was located. During an interview with the suspect, he stated to detectives that he “felt like he raped” the victim and gave a full confession. As such, he was arrested for Sexual Battery this afternoon and is being booked into the Charlotte County Jail.
The U.S. Border Control responded to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and has since placed a detainer on Amilcar Matute-Turcios.