Police arrest former Olympian on molestation charges
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A track and field coach under arrest is facing some alarming accusations involving a child.
Police arrested Matthew Love, 42, and charged him with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor.
Love, who is well-known in South Florida track and field, is accused of molesting a teenage girl he was coaching at University School in Davie.
The former Olympic athlete who competed as a hurdler for Jamaica in the 1996 Olympics, appeared before a judge Thursday to face the charges. "Allegedly, you were molesting a young woman at a high school. You were the track coach and this went on at least a couple of occasions, and the court is finding probable cause," said Judge John Hurley.
Love was granted a bond of $30,000. Love has yet to post bond. When he gets out, he will have to stay 500 feet away from the victim and anyone else under the age of 18. He must also wear a GPS monitoring ankle bracelet.
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