Former deputy accused of traveling to South Florida to meet with boy

Matthew Bondi, 22, fired from Pasco County Sheriff's Office after arrest


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a deputy from Pasco County on Tuesday after he traveled to South Florida to meet with a boy, authorities said.

Matthew Bondi, 22, was arrested on suspicion of enticing a minor.

Although he has yet to be formally charged, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said it fired Bondi due to his probationary status. Bondi had served as a deputy with the department for less than a year.

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"We hold ourselves accountable for our actions," Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said.

Bondi remains in the Broward County jail on a U.S. marshals hold.

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