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Elvis Tribute Artist Accused of Child Sex Crimes
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Elvis impersonator accused of child sex crimes after being caught with naked minor in motel.

Feb. 28 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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A Michigan man who works as an Elvis impersonator has been arrested after authorities say he allegedly engaged in child sex crimes with a 16-year-old girl in Pennsylvania.

On Feb. 23, a federal grand jury indicted 45-year-old Matthew Chantelois on three counts related to the interstate sexual exploitation of minors, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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According to the indictment, in and around October 2023 and in and around January 2024, Chantelois allegedly “used, persuaded, induced, and enticed a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of that conduct."

Chantelois is also accused of “possessing and transporting child sexual abuse material in interstate commerce.

Around 4 a.m. on Jan. 24, officers arrested Chantelois at a motel in Summit Township, Pennsylvania after he was caught with a naked 16-year-old runaway from New York, according to an arrest report obtained by WDIV-TV.

The victim claimed she met Chantelois on social media, and he gave her vodka and they exchanged nude photographs, the report states.

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Chantelois was charged with interference with custody of children, corruption of minors and sell/furnish liquor to a minor, officials said.

He was booked into jail on a $100,000 bail.

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If convicted, Chantelous faces between 15 and 60 years in prison, a fine up to $750,000, or both.

According to the suspect's website, he works as an Elvis impersonator under the name “Matt King” and is “one of the world’s top-ranked Elvis tribute artists."

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