Being accused of a sex crime, especially one involving a young child, can be incredibly scary. Fortunately, it is possible for someone accused of a sex crime to successfully defend against such heinous allegations. While the public may be less than eager to give a defendant the benefit of the doubt, in the American legal system, anyone accused of a crime is considered innocent until they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A 58-year-old Farmington Hills man is scheduled to appear before an Oakland Circuit Court in early June for a pretrial exam in a criminal sexual conduct case. The man is accused of sexually assaulting a student while working as a substitute teacher. He is currently free on a $10,000 bond. The bond was reduced from $1 million after his attorney argued that the original bond amount was excessive based on the evidence.