According to the Birmingham News, a Grand Rapids man, Timothy Ketchapaw, was arrested on Wednesday after being accused of giving massages to women participating in an all-night filming of “Touchback,” a movie starring Kurt Russell. In 1997 Ketchapaw was arrested for indecent exposure and being sexually delinquent and was required to place his name on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry.
Placement of your name on the sex offender registry may affect your every day life by the loss of job opportunities, disqualification for government programs and the loss of freedom to live or visit where you choose. State law also prohibits those on the registry from being within 1,000 feet of schools. Reporting requirements and restrictions accompanying placement on list can be harsh and severely punish those who don’t fully comply.
Here, the film was being shot at Coopersvile High School. If convicted of violating the terms of the school safety zone, Ketchapaw faces up to four years in jail.
Because of the significant impact placement of your name on the sex crimes registry may have on your life – including long after a prison sentence has been served – it’s crucial to contact an aggressive sex crimes defense attorney to fight to keep your name off the list.
For more information, or if you or a loved one is charged with a sex registry offense, contact Grabel & Associates, dedicated to protecting the rights and future of those charged with Michigan sex crimes.