Mooresville, NC-

Matt Hess
Matthew Hess

Matthew Hess, the father who  suddenly took off with his 2 adopted daughters, an 11 year old and a 9-month-pregnant 12 year old, from their home is now facing additional charges. 

The 40-year-old  is now charged with indecent liberties with a child, first degree rape and felony incest between near relatives. Hess was already charged with child neglect and 2 counts of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. He was said to be under scrutiny from a DSS investigation in Lincoln County, and moved to Iredell county recently (probably in a failed attempt to dodge the investigation there).

The girl’s mother Jeanette Hess reported them missing  back on September 23rd, when she found out the girls never made it to school that day and that her 12-year-old daughter, missed an important medical procedure she was supposed to have.

Was baby bump evidence of sexual abuse?

 Could the medical procedure involve a DNA test to expose Matthew as the unborn child’s father? ( there were whispers everywhere on the internet that this was the case).

An Amber Alert was eventually issued for the three, and the girls were found unharmed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (thanks to an observant motorist who recognized the vehicle they were traveling in). Well, the THP arrested Mr. Hess  for his little disappearing act with the children and Hess was transferred to the Iredell jail under a rediculously low’JOKE bond of $12,000-eventhough he is considered a flight risk, and allegedly raped and impregnated his 12-year-old child. Way to go Iredell County, NC!

I guess child victims are not at the top of your list of  importance, and if anyone ever wonders why victims of sex abuse and incest don’t tell,–please take a look at this man’s bond! He could be out walking the  streets by now and then what? This is just too ridiculous for words!

I pray that the girl’s are placed into a loving protective family andthat will make sure they are able to assist them with counseling and and get thru the rest of their childhood, or what is left of it.


Charlotte Observer