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Veterinary technician in UF promotional video arrested in sexual assault case

A former veterinary radiology technician at the University of Florida who was featured in a promotional video by the school volunteered to sheriff’s investigators that he sexually molested a young teenager in his care. He was released from jail Monday after his arrest.

Matthew David Bolin, 42, of Gainesville is charged with a felony, accused of molesting the teen by inappropriately touching her outside her clothing on several occasions. Bolin called deputies Sept. 13, described what happened and said he wanted to turn himself in because he had “crossed the boundaries” with the girl.

Deputies questioned the teen last week just before they arrested Bolin on Friday, according to court records. Investigators said they determined that the teen was no longer at risk during the four-week window they took to build their case against Bolin.

Bolin, who worked at the UF small animals hospital, was featured last year in a video produced by the College of Veterinary Medicine to promote UF Health on its YouTube channel. In the video, Bolin is seen describing his job performing scans and X-rays on a variety of animals, including dogs and cats but also horses, goats, pigs, tigers, snakes and even a giant alligator. 

“It’s always something different each day coming to work, so that’s what makes it exciting,” said Bolin, who was paid $57,795 a year, according to state financial records.

When contacted Monday, UF spokesperson Cynthia Roldan initially said Bolin had been placed on administrative leave but updated her statement later in the day to say that Bolin no longer worked at the university. He had worked at the school since 2010.

After Bolin reached out to deputies last month, his lawyer, Logan Doll of Gainesville, declined to allow investigators to speak with Bolin further, according to court records. In a phone interview Monday, Bolin had no comment.

Bolin posted a $100,000 bond and has been released from the county jail, according to court records filed Monday.


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Alissa is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing