As long as Matt kept it in Florida, his 17 year old cutie was legal. Rather pervy, but legal. It's transporting her across state lines and then having sex with her, that constitutes sex trafficking. And the penalties are severe.
Bye bye, Matt.
Matt's picadillos seem to have been well known. This story is not getting push-back from many people and the media seems to have accepted this part of Matt's life as genuinely true.
It just seems like everyone was waiting for the information to get out - but they weren't going to be the ones doing it.