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Sheboygan alderman resigns amid sexual assault allegations

Sheboygan alderman Kevin MatiChek appears remotely by video teleconference Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at the Sheboygan County courthouse. (AP Photo/Sheboygan Press, Justin Kabbes)

Sheboygan alderman Kevin MatiChek appears remotely by video teleconference Monday at the Sheboygan County Detention Center. MatiChek resigned as alderman Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Sheboygan Press, Justin Kabbes)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Sheboygan alderman has resigned following accusations he gave gifts to a 15-year-old boy so he would agree to sexual activity.

Sheboygan Press Media reports the city clerk’s office confirmed it received a resignation letter Wednesday afternoon from Kevin MatiChek. The now ex-alderman didn’t admit any wrongdoing, but said he was resigning because he didn’t want the charge against him to detract from city business.

MatiChek is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. He allegedly gave movies and a cellphone to the teen he met last summer.

According to a criminal complaint, MatiChek acknowledged having a “friendship” with the boy and kissing him but denied any sexual contact. His defense attorney has said he is presumed innocent.

MatiChek is scheduled back in court Feb. 18.

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