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Authorities have charged Patrick Daley, a fifth-grade teacher at Washington Woods Middle School in Holt, with five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of assault with intent to commit second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct can occur when the victim is between 13 and 16 years old and the alleged perpetrator is a teacher in the victim’s school district.  The felony charge is punishable by imprisonment of up to 15 years.

The investigation began in late May, 2018, when several students made allegations of inappropriate touching.  Daley was replaced by a long-term substitute teacher and the school district is “exploring tenure charges” to terminate Daley’s employment, according to a letter sent to Holt parents and guardians.  The letter goes on to provide contact information for various community resources, including the Ingham County Sheriff Department (517-676-8253), OK2Say (855-565-2729), the Holt Public Hotline (517-699-STOP), and the Firecracker Foundation (517-742-7224).

Daley is due to appear in court on October 11.

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