New Abuse Charges for Galati
A Joplin man faces new charges of child abuse, now in Newton county..
Newton county prosecutor Jacob Skouby charged Matthew Galati on Thursday with sodomy or attempted sodomy of a person less than twelve years old. On Friday, a warrant for his arrest was issued and bond was set at fifty thousand dollars.
Earlier this month Jasper county officials charged Galati with several counts of sodomy involving at least six juveniles. The 29-year-old Galati lives in Joplin but worked with youth at New Beginnings Church in Miami, Oklahoma where he made initial contact with his victims.