Brighton Twp. Teen Charged In Sexual Assaults Due Back In Court
September 27, 2017
A Brighton Township teen accused of multiple sexual assaults and charged with over 30 felonies is scheduled to appear in court later this week.
The 16-year-old is charged as a juvenile in Livingston County. The teen, who we are not identifying because he is being charged in juvenile court, faces 13 counts of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, seven counts of 2nd degree CSC, one count of home invasion and one count of gross indecency for separate incidents involving three female minors, one under the age of 13. He is also facing nine counts of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of indecent exposure in connection with four other alleged victims.
The cases were investigated by Michigan State Police, Hamburg Township Police and Brighton Police. Details have not been made public and petitions were filed in April. Court records indicate the incidents occurred between February and August of 2016. Documents filed by the Livingston County Prosecutor’s Office state that the teen’s “motive and intent is clear and consistent with all the girls he victimized” in that he manipulated, threatened, bullied, extorted and intimidated them.
The teen has been placed on an electronic tether and is only permitted to leave the residence under the direct supervision of a parent or parent designee with knowledge of the alleged crimes. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a motion hearing, with a jury trial set to begin Monday. (DK/JK)