Crime

Matthews woman arrested on sex charges involving a teen

Kim Latterner
Kim Latterner WBTV

A 43-year-old Matthews woman was arrested and charged this week with 11 counts of statutory rape/sex offense against a teenager.

Kim Marie Latterner also was charged with disseminating obscene material to a minor.

Public records indicate Latterner is a physician assistant with FastMed Urgent Care in Monroe. In a statement, FastMed said Latterner no longer works for the practice, and “the alleged action has no connection to FastMed.”

The statutory rape/sex offense charges involve a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old, according to the state statute under which the charges were filed.

Latterner was arrested Monday and is scheduled to make a first appearance in Mecklenburg County District Court Thursday, court records show.

Latterner is free on $112,000 bail. She didn’t reply to a request for comment left by the Observer on her phone Wednesday. Her husband said the couple has no comment on the charges except that they were scheduled to meet with a lawyer later Wednesday.

Latterner has no prior criminal charges in either North Carolina or Pennsylvania, where she previously lived.

She has been licensed as a physician assistant by the N.C. Medical Board since 2012.

Staff Researcher Maria David contributed.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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