Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested

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A convicted Sex Offender has been re-arrested after allegedly violating registry laws and regulations. The only thing odd about this story is that Foley says he did not commit a sex offense. 28-year old Matthew Foley is registered as a violent offender and according to his registration he is not to be around any children that are not his. Police say that DCS looked into his living arraignments and determined that a 2-year old, along with the childs’ mother, were living with Foley. Foley says that was not the case, they were only visiting.

WGNS spoke to Foley on Thursday night. He told us that he wanted to give us his side of the story, so we listened… Foley completely owned up to everything in his past in the interview. Foley said that he is more than willing to talk about and go public with the issues surrounding his case. 


In 2001 Foley was charged with “Facilitating in the Commission to Commit Especially Aggravated Kidnapping of a Minor.” Foley was jailed Wednesday night and released on bond 56-minutes later.  


Foley's sister Patricia also commented on her brother's past arrest in 2001...

So what does “Violent Sex Offender” mean (According to the TBI)?

Kristin Helm with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations, told WGNS, “Under state law, sex offenders are classified as either a violent sexual offender or a sexual offender depending on what they are convicted of. Certain offenses fall under violent sexual offender and others under sexual offender.  Typically, a violent sexual offender has been convicted of a more serious or aggravating offense. They are required to register for life. A sexual offender has been convicted of an offense less aggravating and can apply to be taken off the registry after 15 years."


TN Sex Offender Registry

Matthew Foley

From the TBI

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