Commonwealth v. Matthew Robert McMeans; Navy Man Convicted of Multiple Sexual Acts with Child Under 13 to Serve Over 32 Years

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced today that Matthew Robert McMeans, 27 years old, of the 4300 block of S. Fir Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was sentenced today for charges of Forcible Sodomy – Victim Under Age 13 (3 counts), Aggravated Sexual Battery – Victim Under Age 13 (2 counts), Rape – Victim Under Age 13, Object Sexual Penetration, and Use Computer to Commit Sex Offense w/Minor. Circuit Court Judge William R. O'Brien sentenced McMeans to 90 years in prison with 57 years and 6 months suspended, leaving 32 years and 6 months to serve.

McMeans pled guilty on October 3, 2017. Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that on May 25, 2015, McMeans went to the home of a minor under age 13 and knocked on her window.  He asked the minor to come to his house but she declined.  Instead, he had the victim lean her body out the window and engaged in sexual contact with her.  His employment with the Navy caused him to leave town for the next month.  When he returned, between June and July, McMeans again contacted the minor.  He took her out of her bedroom window to a vacant house and engaged in sexual contact with her.  On another occasion he contacted the minor on Snap Chat and convinced her to come to his home, where more sexual contact occurred.  Further, on July 4, 2016, McMeans saw the victim at a party and engaged in sexual contact with her.  Finally on January 27, 2017, McMeans contacted her via Facebook Messenger in an attempt to solicit nude photos from her. The matter was reported to police when the victim reported the incidents to a family member.​

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney C. Andrew Rice prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.