Documents: Deputy touched woman at party

Documents: Deputy touched woman at party

There are 63 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Documents: Deputy touched woman at party. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Documents obtained by 24 Hour News 8 reveal that a Newaygo County deputy allegedly forced himself on a woman at a party six years ago, the incident that led to his arrest July 31.

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Since: Jul 08

Kentwood MI

#1 Aug 7, 2008
It only tool 6 years for her to decide that she didn't care for the attention? Quick, isn't she?
LC

Since: Jul 08

Mason, OH

#2 Aug 7, 2008
I say it's been too long. If she felt violated it would have been brought up at that time. I think she is just mad that once he sobered up she wasn't that cute anymore. Although it took 6 years.

Since: Jul 08

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#3 Aug 7, 2008
Somehow I find myself wishing this woman would go away.
Dave

Greenville, MI

#5 Aug 7, 2008
Seems like there's a lot more to this story...
harry pitts

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2008
this is why you just can't ignore a woman after an encounter, you have to at least call so she doesn't feel cheap and used other wise it may take 6 years but she will attempt to get even..
John M

Rockford, MI

#7 Aug 7, 2008
Doesn't this story outrage men in here. I mean to inappropriately touch someone and be charged is one thing but 6 flippen years later? I mean come on.
Timmy V

Brookfield, WI

#8 Aug 7, 2008
I think this woman is just someone looking for easy money. (Hello 1-800-Callsam, yes I was touched by a man six years ago, let me talk to that crossed eyed bastard) lol...........
Simple Explanation

United States

#9 Aug 7, 2008
Woman who are sexually harassed by cops and lawyers don't report out of the fear of retaliation.
Usually these bad seeds have buddies who are willing to go that extra mile to remind the victims to keep quiet or else.

Not only does the victim get targeted, but so do their relatives, friends and co-workers. Sometimes to the point of child protective services investigations.

These cops who will be so brazen as to force themselves on a woman at a party, have probably done it to other women as well. I'm suprised there are not more coming forward.
dee

Wyoming, MI

#10 Aug 7, 2008
ah yes! Our great society at work. Let's all just judge and hang him before he ever gets his fair day in court! Come on-ease up! I know his whole family. I doubt he'll ever be convicted. Only 6 years later (yawn)-why so fast?
Wendy

Greenville, MI

#12 Aug 7, 2008
Simple Explanation wrote:
Woman who are sexually harassed by cops and lawyers don't report out of the fear of retaliation.
Usually these bad seeds have buddies who are willing to go that extra mile to remind the victims to keep quiet or else.
Not only does the victim get targeted, but so do their relatives, friends and co-workers. Sometimes to the point of child protective services investigations.
These cops who will be so brazen as to force themselves on a woman at a party, have probably done it to other women as well. I'm suprised there are not more coming forward.
I can understand why you say this...however, six years is a little ridiculous. I personally think she is a "woman scorned" and upset that maybe this man doesn't want anything to do with her, so now she's going to go to authorities about it. If this guy was harassing her then why would she go to the authorities now...why not 6 years ago? Do you think she just NOW gained self assurance? I think there's a lot more to this story...but I also think there should be a statute of limitations on things such as this. Not only is this man's reputation ruined, but he could also lose his job and do prison time!
jim smith

United States

#13 Aug 7, 2008
good!!!!he needs too
Night Shifter

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Aug 7, 2008
John M wrote:
Doesn't this story outrage men in here. I mean to inappropriately touch someone and be charged is one thing but 6 flippen years later? I mean come on.
It outrages me. Lots of women lie about this stuff. Really, they were swimming in Emerald Lake. If she didn't want him to be near her it seems like she could have done something about it before hand. It isn't like they were forced to share the same bath tub. Help!!! I'm Drowning!!! but DON'T TOUCH ME!!!! Yeah, right.
John M

Rockford, MI

#15 Aug 7, 2008
Night Shifter wrote:
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It outrages me. Lots of women lie about this stuff. Really, they were swimming in Emerald Lake. If she didn't want him to be near her it seems like she could have done something about it before hand. It isn't like they were forced to share the same bath tub. Help!!! I'm Drowning!!! but DON'T TOUCH ME!!!! Yeah, right.
Well I am assuming it was a group outing at the lake or was it just him and her? If it was a group outing why then didn't she say something/make a big deal of it right then and there? I can understand the whole fear of retaliation thing to a point but what changed after 6 years? Was he off the force? Retired? If she was that fearful of the retaliation and this is a small community wouldn't she still be just as fearful as shewas that day?
jim smith

United States

#16 Aug 7, 2008
Night Shifter wrote:
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It outrages me. Lots of women lie about this stuff. Really, they were swimming in Emerald Lake. If she didn't want him to be near her it seems like she could have done something about it before hand. It isn't like they were forced to share the same bath tub. Help!!! I'm Drowning!!! but DON'T TOUCH ME!!!! Yeah, right.
Yea I agree 100%

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Since: Jun 08

Grand Rapids

#17 Aug 8, 2008
1 incident and 6 years later? Are you kidding? What she's embarrassed over a one night stand? Why isn't her pic in the story too?
just guessing

Troy, MI

#18 Aug 8, 2008
Could it be the witness was also a police officer and has now found new employment and is now willing to testify? It is amazing what people will put up with or over look in order to keep their job.
Betty Balzer

Wyoming, MI

#19 Aug 8, 2008
Swimming, drinking, partying, and a little grabing. What does touching inapproiatly mean. Did he brush against her chest? Give me a break. Six years later, " He touched me". She probably should have addressed that with him on the spot and let it lie, that or she wanted more and "HE" said no.
Are you kidding me

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Aug 8, 2008
So where are all the other women Simple explanation is suprised havn't come forward yet? Give me a break, 6 years and they are going to put this guy in jail because he might have touched a women. whats next, every grown man who ever did something stupid when he was 16 is now going to go to jail? We better start building.
Jeff in GR

Waukesha, WI

#21 Aug 8, 2008
Wendy wrote:
<quoted text>...but I also think there should be a statute of limitations on things such as this.
There is a Statute and it just happens to be Six Years for this charge. It's entirely possible the other theories about retaliation being the "cause" for being quiet for this long. It's entirely possible she kept mum in hopes that he would no longer be on the force when she decided to come forward. Now that she's up against the timeline, she has no choice about having to come forward at this time other than to keep quiet. All of this is speculation and it sure does "feel" like there is a heckuva lot more to it than we know
Old Rocker

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Aug 8, 2008
SIX YEARS??? Be careful men.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

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