A Tennessee man has been charged in Mathews County with sexually assaulting more than one child under the age of 13 between 1990 and 2006.


60 year-old Edward C. Thomas of Lutts, Tenn., has been charged with four counts of sodomy with a victim less than 13 years of age and other charges.


According to the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office the Sheriff’s Office began investigating a number of sexual assault complaints that took place in the 16-year period. The evidence led to the charges against Thomas, who lived in Mathews County at the time.


Thomas was sent back to Mathews County Wednesday and is being held without bond at the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center.


Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-725-7001 or Investigator April Edwards at 804-725-2154.