Ann Arbor Teacher Arrested after trying to meet Child in Macomb County for Sexual Encounter

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office MACE unit arrested a 57-year-old white male out of Ann Arbor on Wednesday October 11th, 2017, for child abusive sexual activity and using a computer to commit a crime. This man is employed as a teacher and coach at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor.

On 10/9/17, MACE detectives were made aware of a male on social media believed to be a child sexual predator. An undercover MACE detective began having conversations with the white male. The suspect requested to have sexual relations with an underage child. On 10/11/17, a meeting was set up where this man expected to engage in sexual activity with an underage child. He traveled to the agreed upon meeting location and was arrested.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham stated “This is the one of the many reasons we run a computer crimes unit. In order to protect our children, these highly trained investigators continuously monitor the internet as well as social media platforms to find these predators.”

This man, identified as Gerald Holley, was charged with three felony counts of Child Sexually Abusive Activity and one felony count of Computers – Internet – Communicating With Another to Commit Crime. Each count of Sexually Abusive Activity carries a maximum penalty of 20 years and the computer crime carries a maximum penalty of 15 years to life.

“As often occurs in cases such as this, this man pursued a career which surrounded him with young people,” said Macomb Prosecutor Eric Smith. “I urge parents to remain vigilant of all those who supervise their children, even longstanding ‘authority’ figures. The predators are out there, and they make it their business to get right next to your kids.”

Holley was arraigned in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township on 10/12/17. He was given a $50,000 with 10% bond and upon release is to obtain a home confinement tether. He is not to have direct/indirect contact with any minor children and is not to use the internet. Holley is due back in the 41-B District Court of Clinton Township on 10/25/17 at 1:30 for a probable cause conference.

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