49-year-old Collier County man found guilty of molesting child

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Matthew Edward Zink mugshot. CREDIT: WINK News

A Collier County man has been convicted of molesting a child following a three-day trial.

According to the state attorney, 49-year-old Matthew Edward Zink was convicted of two counts of molestation on Wednesday evening.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Zink after an investigation.

The investigation revealed that multiple incidents happened over several months in 2021.

The investigation began after a child told a family member they had been molested by Zink.

The family member then told a Youth Relations Deputy at the victim’s elementary school.

According to investigators, Zink made the victim “pinky promise” not to tell anyone after sexually molesting them, and he bought the child toys after the incidents.

Sentencing is set to happen on July 22, 2024.

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