FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR ACCUSED OF MOLESTING KIDS
Matthew Smith, 45, was beloved by neighborhood children because of his in-home bicycle repairshop and extensive collection of video games. But now Smith, know to area children as Mr. Matt, akindhearted man who fixed children's bikes and invited them to his home to play video games hasbeen charged with 19 counts of molesting children, police said today. Smith may have molested asmany as several dozen children dating back to the 1970's. He is being held on $50,000 cash bail andwas charged with 19 counts each of indecent assault and sexual assault and three counts ofcorruption of minors, sexual abuse of children and endangering the welfare of children, said DarbyPolice Chief Robert Smythe.