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New sex claims lodged against former Keiser University president

Matthew McEnany was texting underage girls for months, police say

Local 6 News at 5:00p
Local 6 News at 5:00p

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New police allegations against the former president of Keiser University in Daytona Beach assert he had intended to have sex with three underage girls the night he was carjacked.

"When you have a 60-year-old man sending 50 text messages to a 15-year-old, that's not good," Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said.

Chitwood said that's not all Matthew McEnany is accused of doing. Police said the former president of Keiser University was texting a 13-year-old girl, 14-year-old girl and pregnant 15-year-old girl for months. Investigators said he provided food, money and cigarettes hoping to get sexual favors in return.

"It's pretty sexually graphic and pretty disgusting, to be honest," Chitwood said.

Police said one incident happened at Sunsplash Park two months ago where McEnany inappropriately touched one of the girls and then paid her for it.

Local 6 went by the former president's home for answers, but no one came to the door.

Officers arrested William Smith, 21, who's accused of beating and robbing McEnany, then stealing his car last Tuesday night.

Smith was charged with carjacking and carrying a concealed weapon. His bond was set at $20,000.

The incident occurred after McEnany said he was going to give two girls a ride.

"There was a prearranged time to meet and have sex for money," Chitwood said.

The State Attorney's Office said charges against McEnany could be filed next week. Chitwood said the charges could include luring an underage girl for sex.

McEnany was suspended from Keiser University, but a spokesperson told Local 6 he is no longer employed.


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