You may not have heard about a rather shocking incident in the small Michigan county of Ogemaw. A teacher in a school district there pled guilty last year to one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. This was for repeatedly raping a young male student over a three-year period. The teacher is now serving a prison sentence of 15-30 years.
Incredibly, the teacher applied for a $10,000 buyout from the district. Even after his conviction, the union battled the school district so that the convicted rapist would receive the $10,000.
This is outrageous. The law in Michigan puts the victim and victim restitution first. And, one of my units in the Department of Attorney General is specifically dedicated to recovering money from convicted criminals to pay for their incarceration, to lessen the burden on taxpayers.
Here is a link to a conversation on this topic that I had with FOX News’s Bill O’Reilly:
My team and I are working tirelessly to make sure we slam the door shut on this case, and bring justice to the young victim and his family. This is why the Department of Attorney General serves as Michigan’s Voice for Victims.
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