Polson police officer arrested on suspicion of child sexual abuse

A Polson police officer is facing a felony charge stemming from accusations of child sex abuse, local authorities reported on Thursday morning. 

Polson Police Officer Matthew Timm was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on a sex abuse of children charge on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Polson Police Department press release. 

The news release didn’t provide information on the circumstances leading up to Timm’s arrest, but it said the investigation is ongoing. Lake County jail records showed Timm was in custody as of Thursday morning, but no bond was listed. Timm hasn’t entered a plea yet. 

Timm’s bond was set at $500,000 on Thursday in Lake County Justice Court, according to Lake County Attorney James Lapotka. Timm’s next court date is Oct. 31. A case affidavit detailing the allegations hasn’t been filed yet, but likely will in the next week, Lapotka confirmed. 

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“The PPD will continue to work with our partners in the criminal justice system to aid in this investigation,” the news release stated. “An internal employment investigation is also ongoing and no further information regarding his employment will be released at this time. 

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