Old sexual assault charge comes back vs. Tommie Boyd
Prosecutors in Macomb, Mich., are arguing that former Detroit Lions player Tommie Boyd should have a charge of forcing a coercing a 16-year-old girl restored against him.
The Macomb Daily reports that assistant Macomb prosecutor Kathy Beard has filed arguments to appeal a decision from March in which a third-degree criminal sexual assault charge against Boyd was dismissed. Boyd worked previously as a track coach and substitute teacher at Fraser High School and the judge ruled the act was consensual and the girl was over the age of consent – 16.
In her argument, Beard saus that Boyd used his “position of authority over (the girl) and physically kept her from leaving.” Boyd coached the girl individually in track. The girl, now 19, testified that Boyd visited her in a dark classroom and shut the door. She testified that he unbuttoned her pants despite her resistance.
Per the report, the girl said, ‘He just laughed and continued like moving my hands out of the way, pushed them my – like if I pushed his hands, he would just push me right back.’”
Boyd allegedly assaulted the girl from behind and when she stood up to try to leave he pushed her back down. A requirement of third-degree criminal sexual conduct is force or coercion.
Boyd has been accused of separate cases of sexual assault with and underage girl at a motel and her home. In those cases, he has nbeen charged with two counts of first-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct as well as two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes.
The Macomb Daily reports third-degree and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges can lead to up to 15 years in prison.
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