LEWISVILLE - An Ellis County man was arrested by Lewisville police after he was allegedly found undressed with a 14-year-old boy on a boat at a Lake Lewisville marina.
John Matthew Hutto, 34, of Midlothian was taken into custody on a charge of indecency with a child Aug. 7 when he turned himself in to Lewisville police. Hutto posted a $10,000 bond following his arraignment that afternoon and was released.
“Our investigation started Aug. 2, when it was reported to us,” said Joni Eddy, assistant chief of police for the Lewisville Police Department. “The incident occurred on July 30 at Eagle Point Marina on Lewisville Lake.”
Eddy said the boy and his mother, who are from Coppell, allegedly met Hutto earlier in the day.
“The victim’s mother awoke about 2:30 a.m. and noticed her son was missing from the boat she was on,” Eddy said. “She said they were found together without clothes on another boat.”
Eddy said being naked in front of a minor child other than one’s own constitutes indecency with a child.
Lewisville police turned the case over to the Denton County district attorney on Tuesday, Eddy said, noting a court date has not been set for Hutto.
Hutto is a co-owner of seven child-care centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The state’s child-care licensing division has asked Hutto not to be present at any of his centers.