Murfreesboro Sex Offender and Substitute Teacher Wife Arrested for Alleged Sexual Battery of Teen

Recently, Craig McCord and his wife Virginia McCord were arrested in the alleged sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl who was spending the night at the couple’s Murfreesboro, TN home according to a news report at WGNS Radio. man in hand cuffs

Craig McCord is a registered sex offender; his 37-year-old wife is a substitute teacher, and was arrested due to the fact that she failed to report child sex abuse, according to a police report.

Although the victim’s name was withheld due to her young age, she reportedly spent the night at the McCord’s home the night the alleged abuse took place. A police report written by Detective Tommy Roberts stated the victim was not related to the McCords. She was spending the night at their home when she was allegedly awakened by Craig McCord touching her between her legs. She reportedly told Virginia McCord about the incident before making a telephone call to her grandfather requesting that he pick her up.

Virginia McCord was arrested after she failed to report the sexual abuse of the girl to authorities. She was charged with failure to report child sex abuse. A police report indicated that when the victim was interviewed, she made “credible and compelling disclosures.” The report also claimed that the police investigation supported allegations that sexual battery was committed by Craig McCord.

Craig McCord is charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and violation of the sex offender registry. Both he and he wife are scheduled to appear in court on August 17.

In the state of Michigan, sexual battery is defined as criminal sexual conduct. There are various “degrees” of CSC an individual can be charged with, and first-degree criminal sexual conduct is the most serious charge of all and involves penetration. In the case above, all that is mentioned is that the victim was touched between her legs. In Michigan, intimate parts for purposes of the state’s criminal sexual conduct laws include the inner thighs, groin, breasts, buttocks, or “genital area” of an alleged victim.

An individual charged with sexual battery of a 13-year-old or any sex-related crime will face serious criminal penalties if convicted. While laws differ from state to state, a conviction for first-degree CSC in Michigan may result in a life prison term. In the majority of cases, the offender will be required to register as a sex offender. Registered sex offenders face an extremely difficult time when it comes to employment, housing, and being accepted by the community, as most people shun those labeled sex offenders.

Regardless of your situation, it is imperative to consult with an experienced and aggressive Michigan sex crimes lawyer if you have been arrested or are under investigation for any sex-related offense.