Matthew Feeney sentenced for child sex abuse in Twin Cities - KMSP-TV

Former talent agent Feeney gets 9 years for child sex abuse

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Former Twin Cities talent agent Matthew Feeney was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in March to second and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

Feeney admitted to inappropriately touching two brothers who wanted to become actors. According to the criminal complaint, Feeney met the boys -- ages 9 and 14 -- at his former company, Walden Entertainment Group in Bloomington, Minn.

Feeney was sentenced to 109 months in the St. Cloud correctional facility on the second-degree charge, and 54 month on the fourth-degree charge. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $6,524.

"Unless more children who have been molested by Matthew Feeney are supported enough to feel safe to come forward with parents who will take action and report it to the police in the city it occurred, Matt Feeney will likely be out sooner or later to do it again to someone else's child," the victims' mother said. "He has to be stopped for good."

In 1992, Feeney was convicted of three cases of sexually abusing boys when he was a Catholic church youth director and worked at a Catholic youth camp.

Matthew Feeney has an upcoming trial in Massachusetts for the alleged sexual assault of another 14-year-old boy.

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