Steven M. McAllister, a 55-year-old Kalamazoo resident, will likely spend 10 to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexual assault and child pornography on Friday June 7 in Kalamazoo County Court. McAllister, a Kalamazoo Public School custodian, was charged with ten felony offenses including two counts of first-degree CSC, one count of using a computer to commit a crime, and six counts of possession of child sexually abusive material. He was also charged with one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.
The charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault are connected with a separate case in which a juvenile reported in December of 2012 that he had been sexually assaulted by McAllister. Upon investigating the allegations, police executed a search warrant and uncovered images of child pornography on computers that were taken from McAllister’s residence at 1519 Howland Avenue, according to a news article at Mlive.com.
Four of the six counts of possession of child sexually abusive material are to be dropped at McAllister’s July 1st sentencing under the terms of the plea agreement. A count of second-degree CSC was added in the sexual assault case, which McAllister pleaded no contest to; at his July sentencing, the initial three counts will be dismissed. Ultimately after McAllister’s plea agreements, he will be imprisoned for 10 to 15 years, his sentences in the two cases to run concurrently.
According to police, there was no indication that any victims attended Kalamazoo Public Schools, where McAllister had been employed for 20 years as custodian at Edison Elementary School.
Michigan sex crime lawyers understand that people do commit heinous sexual crimes involving children; still, there are many individuals who are innocent and falsely accused of these types of offenses who have their reputations, careers, and lives ruined forever.
If you or someone you know has been arrested or charged with criminal sexual assault, child pornography, rape, or any offense of this nature, it is imperative that you speak with a seasoned Michigan sex crimes attorney right away so that efforts can begin immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom.