Wausau Pilot & Review

A 40-year-old Wausau man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was assisting him and his family in refugee resettlement, according to a Wausau Police Department news release.

The man, Matiullah Matie, allegedly assaulted the woman on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in a vehicle on Wausau’s northeast side.

Matie was arrested Monday and transported to the Marathon County Jail before being released on a signature bond, police said. Investigators are recommending a charge of fourth-degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor, to the Marathon County District Attorney’s office.

The criminal investigation is ongoing and formal charges have not yet been filed. Additional details will be provided in the criminal complaint. 

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.