Judge releases Southampton man, with conditions, facing rape and assault charges

  • Mathiew Tebo with his lawyer Judith Knight at his arraignment on rape charges in Hampshire Superior Court Friday Jan. 13, 2023. gazette file photo

Staff Writer
Published: 1/20/2023 5:11:17 PM

NORTHAMPTON — Mathieu J. Tebo, the Southampton loan officer and broker who is facing a series of sexual assault charges, including rape, and threatening to commit a crime (murder), will have to abide by a series of conditions, including remaining in his home from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily, as he is released from custody.

At a dangerousness hearing in Hampshire Superior Court Friday, Judge Richard J. Carey allowed Tebo to leave the Hampshire Jail and House of Correction upon $25,000 cash payment or $250,000 surety.

Tebo has been held at the jail after entering a not guilty plea on Jan. 13 to 22 indictments handed down by a grand jury.

His release comes despite a request from the Northwestern district attorney’s office, which is prosecuting the case, that Tebo be held for up to 180 days until trial.

While on release, Tebo can’t leave the state of Massachusetts without court approval, is to have no contact with the alleged victims or witnesses, is to wear a GPS tracker, and is to report to the Hampshire Superior Court probation department as directed. He is also to refrain from excessive use of alcohol and narcotics, to not possess a firearm and to not commit a federal, state or local crime while released.

“The commonwealth has a strong case with three alleged victims alleging similarly unique criminal acts by the defendant,” Carey wrote in his decision.

Carey also notes that Tebo is 40 years old, has no prior criminal record and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force.

The incidents involving Tebo allegedly occurred in 2017 and 2022 in his hometown.

Tebo is facing two counts of aggravated rape, four counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault on a person 14 and older, two counts of strangulation or suffocation, two counts of stalking, two counts of assault and battery on a family member, two counts of threat to commit a crime and single charges of kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, violating an abuse prevention order, extortion by threat of injury and intimidating a witness, according to the indictments.

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