Chad Eric Servis, a 42-year-old Wyoming resident, was recently charged with two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes as a repeat offender after allegedly attempting to get three boys who were under the age of 16 to go with him to a secluded area of Ideal Park. The boys were playing basketball on a court near the park when the incident took place.
According to a news article at Mlive.com, the boys did not go with Servis, but went and told their parents about Servis. At that point, the parents along with other family members went back to the park and located Servis, then detained the suspect until police arrived on the scene.
Wyoming police said that Servis had items in his possession which were sex related, including handcuffs, lubricant, a blindfold and other items. If convicted, Servis could spend up to 10 years in prison. Wyoming Police Officer Jonathan Durall said that the suspect admitted that he was sexually attracted to young boys.
The incident occurred on June 29 at approximately 7 p.m. Servis was arraigned on Monday July 1 in Wyoming District Court, and is being held on a $100,000 bond in the Kent County Jail. A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for July 10.
Michigan sex crime attorneys know that in situations such as this one, the suspect will likely face more severe penalties than usual because of the fact he is a repeat sexual offender. Sex offenses are punished severely in the state of Michigan, particularly those involving minors. However, in cases where there is no hard physical evidence, it can also be a case of one person’s word against another, which means many innocent people sit behind bars today for crimes they did not commit.