A former Northville Public Schools teacher convicted of criminal sexual behavior in 2010 for having sex with a 14-year-old student is due to be convicted on May 20.
Livonian Jason William Dean, 37, did not plead five cases of first-degree criminal sexual behavior in the Oakland County Circuit Court on Thursday. No pleas are not confessions of guilt, but the courts treat them as such during the conviction. The crime carries a sentence of up to life imprisonment.
dean (Photo: Oakland County Sheriff’s Office)
In return for his guilty plea, Dean is expected to be sentenced to at least nine years in prison, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.
If a judge imposes a harsher sentence, Dean can withdraw his plea and go to court, authorities said.
Meanwhile, Dean is being held in Oakland County Jail.
At the time of the sexual assault, Dean was a teacher and soccer and basketball coach at Cedar Crest Academy in Springfield Township. The victim was 14 years old and was in eighth grade at the school.
Investigators claim Dean groomed the girl before the attacks began. The attacks occurred in a classroom, a car, in a hotel, on an airplane during a school trip, at her home and in an apartment he rented solely for sex with the student, they said.
Police arrested Dean in January 2020 after the victim reported she was having a sexual relationship with him. At the time of his arrest, Dean was teaching math at Northville High School and coaching youth football in the area.
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