An assistant principal at Ecorse High School in Michigan was arrested on Monday and was charged with criminal sexual conduct charges against a child, his own ten-year-old daughter. He was arrested right at the school where he works. Now, it appears that he will be able to return to work. Parents should be up in arms, because even if Melven Conway has never repeated his heinous act, would you be willing to take a chance with your daughter?
The judge in his case set a very low bail and placed him under house arrest. When you are under house arrest, you are allowed to go back and forth to work. That would make Conway able to return to Ecorse High School. The school should put him on leave at least until his case is settled, but that may entail putting him on paid leave unless he confesses to the assault.
“The Ecorse School District has been made aware of the arrest of Assistant Principal Melven Conway. We are going to work collaboratively with all law enforcement agencies involved as this investigation continues. As always, the security of our students and staff is our number one priority,” Talison wrote.
His now teenage daughter filed the charges a year ago, but the police are only now making the arrest. Perhaps they had trouble gathering evidence.
When filing her report in the spring of 2021, she claimed that Conway had assaulted her inside a Detroit home, according to authorities.
A warrant for Conway’s arrest had been submitted all the way back in September 2021, but he was not officially charged until February 1st, 2022, and, it took almost a full month longer for law enforcement to finally bring him into custody, which didn’t happen until Monday, February 28th.
Immediately following his arrest, Conway was arraigned in court and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf. Prosecutors argued that the accusations amount to first-degree “criminal sexual conduct involving a child,” and clarified that the victim is his own “biological daughter.”
🚨An assistant principal in Michigan was just charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a minor and is being allowed to go back to work pending trial. pic.twitter.com/m3Hkhfvudr
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