Mattinas Pleads Not Guilty, Has Bail Reduced
Forrest Ernest Mattinas, 18, of Hinckley has said he is not guilty of the charges against him. Mattinas is accused of breaking into a Hinckley home on Aug. 11 and raping an 11-year old boy after threatening to kill him.
In Pine County Court on Thursday morning, Aug 25, Mattinas pled not guilty to four charges of first-degree sexual assault, two charges of first-degree burglary and one charge of terroristic threats.
Also at the court date, Judge James Reuter reduced Mattinas’ bail from $500,000 to $350,000.
Conditions of Mattinas’ release include turning over his passport to law enforcement, not leaving Minnesota without written court approval, no use of alcohol or drugs, no contact with the victim or family and no contact with persons under age 18.
Added to the conditions of his release on Aug. 25 are that Mattinas submit a DNA sample to law enforcement. Sheriff Robin Cole has reported that DNA samples were taken off of Mattinas clothing after the arrest, and also off of the young victim.
However, Mattinas remained in custody in Pine County Jail on the morning of Aug. 26.
In total, Mattinas faces a possible maximum penalty of 165 years in prison, a $240,000 fine, or both.
His next court date is set for Oct. 14 at 9 a.m.