Counselor charged with sex assault

A Barberton man has been accused of sexually assaulting two women while working as a recovery counselor at Oriana House in Akron.

Todd A. Matthews, 42, is charged with two counts of sexual battery, both third-degree felonies. A woman told a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy May 9 her recovery counselor drove her to a parking lot in Tallmadge, May 4 and sexually assaulting her in his vehicle.

After Matthews was taken to the Summit County Jail, detectives learned a 29-year-old woman indicated she had sex with Matthews April 9 while she was staying at residential correction center in Akron.

Additional charges are possible pending the outcome of the investigation. Anyone with information regarding additional victims is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 330-643-8637.

Todd Matthews, Summit County Jail photo


  1. Daddy on January 10, 2019 at 6:52 am

    he was my recovery coach during those times. I was encouraged to go with him to meetings by my caseworker and judge so he would pic I’m me up once a week and we would go to a meeting. I never would of imagined him doing these things. But the truth of who you really are will always come to light. Oriana house just needs shut down or 100% restaffed. there’s always something going on with their staff and the places all run like nobody really cares and their just there because they have to be. When I was getting clean and overcoming my addiction oriana house did nothing to help me, all they did was threaten jail or prison.

  2. Anonymous on May 17, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Get him into counseling

  3. Creep on May 16, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Bill Cosby

  4. Joe on May 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Well one more “professional “as they say only the best work there… (we stand behind all of our staff)All are bought and paid for by police judges ect….

    • Anonymous on January 7, 2019 at 9:13 am

      What a joke Oriana House is. Noobe gives a rats ass about all the injustice that has gobe on for YEARS Jim Lawrence

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