In early June of this year, Alan R. Kullman, principal of Evart High School, was arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student between the ages of 13 and 16. He was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. According to news reports, Kullman had been under investigation by the Michigan State Police for having a sexual relationship considered inappropriate with a minor student. He was held without bond in the Osceola County Jail.
If convicted, Michigan sex crime defense attorneys have no doubt that Kullman will likely face severe punishment which includes life behind bars, mandatory STD testing and being required to register as a sex offender with the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.
Detective Sgt. Gary Green of the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant post stated that the investigation began after receiving a complaint from a concerned parent. Kullman requested a leave of absence from his position as principal at the high school on May 29th, and was arrested on June 5th.
On August 2nd, Kullman was scheduled to go before Osceola County’s 77th District Court Judge Susan H. Grant regarding the charges, but waived his right to the preliminary exam. He is now headed for circuit court as his case has been bound over to Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. Kullman remains at the Osceola County Jail as his court hearings and trial dates have not yet been determined. The 45-year-old defendant submitted his resignation to the school board which was accepted at a meeting on June 28th.
When an individual is accused of a sex crime, it can be devastating. Often times police assume that those accused are guilty before they ever conduct an investigation. Michigan criminal sexual conduct defense lawyers advise those who are under investigation or may have already been arrested not to speak to police or make statements without the presence of a skilled attorney, as it could further incriminate you. Consult with a capable lawyer immediately to protect your freedom, future and reputation.