A Florida Keys spa owner was charged Friday with first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery in the death of a 14-year-old girl.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office said Matthew Boulware, 36, of Key West, was charged with first degree murder, sexual battery and kidnapping after a preliminary investigation revealed he lured a girl into a bedroom and raped her.
Boulwick was charged in Miami Gardens with kidnapping, kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault and aggravated sexual battery.
He was released on bond, court records show.
The victim, who was not identified, was last seen leaving a Key West apartment in February 2016.
Her body was found the following year.
The girl’s father filed a complaint against Boulwear in March, alleging he threatened to kill his daughter if she reported Boulwares alleged abuse.
He also alleged Boulwas involved in an earlier incident where Boulwynes’ girlfriend allegedly assaulted her.
A grand jury indicted Boulwenis on Friday on the charge of murder, the second-degree felony, according to court records.
Bouwitte’s arrest came days after Florida’s largest child abuse case since the 1990s came to a close with the arrest of the former owner of Key Wishes spa in Key West.
In March, a Broward County grand jury declined to indict the former owners of the spa.
BOUWITTES HONORED KEY WISHS SPAS IN BRIEFING On Thursday, Key Wishers owner Matthew Boushware was honored in the State of Florida House of Representatives chamber.
Bouswis was named a Florida Keys Spa of the Year in 2014 and was inducted into the Key Wishing Hall of Fame in 2016.
He and his wife, Karen, also are key members of Key Largo’s Key Lifts, a company that owns and operates the Key Loves Spa and Key Ways spa, according the Miami Herald.