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Houma man arrested in SVU Investigation


May 1, 2023

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of a Houma man, in connection with an ongoing investigation being conducted by Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) Detectives of the Sheriff’s Office. Kennet Calderon Matus, 38, of Houma, was arrested for Third Degree Rape and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile, in connection with the investigation.

In April of 2023, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office SVU Detectives were made aware of a complaint of sexual abuse of a juvenile, which was being investigated by the Patrol Division of the TPSO. During the review of the investigation, Detectives learned that the abuse occurred on a particular date and identified the perpetrator as Kennet Calderon Matus. Through further investigation, Detectives discovered that the incident(s) occurred at a residence within the parish of Terrebonne, where the victim and her mother were living, along with a second victim living at the residence.

Through the course of the investigation, SVU Detectives spoke with the victims and their mother, who confirmed the abuse. The investigation revealed that Matus was known to the victim’s mother, who were involved in a relationship.

During the course of the investigation, SVU Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kennet Calderon Matus, and a short time later he was located and taken into custody. Matus is currently jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, where he is being held on No Bond by local judges.

Sheriff Tim Soignet confirmed this is an ongoing investigation, and additional charges are not known at this time. Sheriff Soignet said, “As always, we ask for patience and privacy for the victims and family. Our Detectives are working diligently to bring a resolution to this unfortunate investigation.”




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