Thursday, September 2, 2010
Happy Ending for Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputy
"A Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy entered a no contest plea to a reduced charge of being a disorderly person Monday before Branch County Circuit Judge Bill O’Grady, the Adrian Daily Telegram reported.
The case started in Lenawee County after Chad Jeremy Beaudin, 38, of Tecumseh was accused in January of asking a massage therapist for sexual favors. The misdemeanor plea agreement ended felony charges of aggravated indecent exposure and enticement for prostitution after an incident Jan. 27 at the Defined Wellness Center in Adrian, Michigan.] During a preliminary examination April 28, the massage therapist testified that during a 90-minute deep muscle sports therapy treatment Beaudin removed the blanket and sheet and began massaging himself. She said he asked her to continue and offered a 'tip.'
The therapist refused and left the room. She said she was 'shocked' and told her employer who wrote a letter telling Beaudin not to return. The woman and her parents then went to police three days later.
Assistant Lenawee Prosecuting Attorney Frank Riley told O’Grady he and defense attorney Michael Vincent of Ypsilanti agreed to one-year probation on the 90-day offense with $613 in fines and costs. O’Grady suspended a 30-day jail sentence and ordered Beaudin not to have contact with any massage therapist or the victim during the probation.
The matter was complicated by the fact that the deputy was prosecuted in Lenawee County where the deputy's wife works as a deputy Sheriff as a consequence all the Lenawee Judges recused themselves from the case.