LIVONIA, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Northville High School Teacher for engaging in a sexual relationship with a student back in 2010.
In January 2020, a former female student of the accused reported she had a sexual relationship with her eighth-grade teacher in 2010 when she was 14 years old. The alleged sexual assaults occurred on school grounds, at after-school events, and other locations.
After this initial report, the case was investigated by the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit and the Computer Crimes Unit. It was revealed the allegations could be corroborated and evidence was present there had been a sexual relationship between the teacher and the student.
On January 27, 2020, Jason William Dean, a 36-year-old resident of Livonia, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team. At the time of the alleged assaults, Dean was a teacher at Cedar Crest Academy in Springfield Township where he also coached soccer and basketball. Currently, he is employed as a high school teacher at Northville High School and is a youth soccer coach in southeast Michigan.
“I applaud this brave victim in coming forward to report this truly atrocious behavior by a teacher,” said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. “Our teachers are supposed to be trusted mentors, role models, and leaders for our children, and when one violates this trust, they must be held accountable and punished to the fullest extent of the law.”
Dean has been charged with 3 counts of Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct – First Degree. He was arraigned today in front of the Honorable Judge Fabrizio at the 52-2 District Court in Clarkston. He is currently being held at the Oakland County Jail with a $500,000 cash surety bond, or 10%.
If anyone has further information regarding Jason Dean including information regarding any additional victims, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit at (248)-858-4984.
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