Bay City news reports that a Midland woman – Heidi L. Lewis – has been bound over for trial on six charges of third degree criminal sexual conduct. Lewis had served as a substitute teacher at Bay City Highschool and allegedly had sex with three 17-year-old boys in the summer months following her stint as a sub while the regular teacher was on medical leave.
Criminal sexual conduct is a generic term referring to sexual crimes – criminal sexual conduct first degree and criminal sexual conduct third-degree involve some form of penetration, with first degree sometimes referred to by lay people as “rape” and third degree as “statutory rape.”
If you have been charged with any form of criminal sexual conduct it is critical to contact an experienced Michigan criminal sexual conduct defense lawyer immediately to protect your rights and your future.
Here, the alleged conduct occurred after school was out for the summer and with boys generally above the age of consent. The age of consent though is raised to 18 where the incident involves a student and teacher, substitute teacher or administrator of the school the student attends.
If Lewis is convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.
At Grabel & Associates we believe in early-intervention of a clients behalf and aggressive defense against all types of sex crimes. For more information or if you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct, please contact the dedicated Michigan sex crimes defense attorneys at Grabel & Associates for a free, confidential consultation.