Peter by failing to properly report the suspected abuse of a minor in a timely manner and failing to take measures to protect the teen.Cooney did advise the girls family to report the incident to civil authorities, but he had the responsibility to notify the authorities once he learned of the suspected abuse, the church panel concluded.
The teen told a school counselor about the incident, who contacted the police.The teens mother also filed a complaint with the sheriffs office.We took into consideration that this was voluntary and its not the most egregious set of facts, Miller said. The law says if a teacher has sex with a student, its a crime -- a felony.Smith, who is single, had no prior criminal history, he added.The fourth-degree CSC is considered a high-court misdemeanor, but treated as a felony for law enforcement purposes.
Prosecutors said it didnt matter the student in the case consented to having sex, since state law forbids educators from having sexual relations with their students.
Dean Cain was born Dean George Tanaka in Mount Clemens, Michigan, to actress Sharon Thomas Cain and Roger Tanaka.
His mother married his adoptive father, director Christopher Cain, when Dean was three.
Smith has been placed on the sex offender registry.
The conviction and registry means her teaching certificate will not be renewed, according to a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Education.
Holowka to serve 270 days in the Lapeer County Jail, register as a sex offender, and avoid contact with minors.