Monday, July 11, 2005

Deputy Kevin Chittick - Sentenced - Lapeer SD



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Deputy Kevin Chittick charged with CSC









 
 
 
 
 
 





ORIGINAL CHARGES: FOURTEEN COUNTS OF 1ST DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; FIVE COUNTS OF 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; AND ONCE COUNT OF WILLFUL NEGLECT OF DUTY.

MDOC NUMBER: 536920
CURRENT STATUS: PRISONER
LOCATION: RYAN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
SECURITY LEVEL: II
EARLIEST RELEASE DATE: 04/09/2013
MAXIMUM DISCHARGE DATE: 05/09/2020

ACTIVE SENTENCES:
SENTENCE 1:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 2:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 3:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 4:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 5:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 6:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 7:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 8:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 9:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2002
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 10:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 11:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 12:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 13:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 14:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE [PERSON 13 THRU 15]

MCL #: 750.520D1A
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 7 YEARS 11 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

INACTIVE SENTENCES:

SENTENCE 1:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 4TH DEGREE [PERSON 13-16]

MCL #: 750.520E1AA
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005
DISCHARGE DATE: 05/09/2007

SENTENCE 2:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 4TH DEGREE [PERSON 13-16]

MCL #: 750.520E1AA
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 07/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005
DISCHARGE DATE: 05/09/2007

SENTENCE 3:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 4TH DEGREE [PERSON 13-16]

MCL #: 750.520E1AA
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005
DISCHARGE DATE: 05/09/2007

SENTENCE 4:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 4TH DEGREE [PERSON 13-16]

MCL #: 750.520E1AA
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005

SENTENCE 5:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 4TH DEGREE [PERSON 13-16]

MCL #: 750.520E1AA
COURT FILE # : 04008257-FC-H
COUNTY: LAPEER
CONVICTION TYPE: JURY
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 1 YEAR 4 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 2 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 10/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 07/11/2005
DISCHARGE DATE: 05/09/2007











Prison bound
Ex-deputy gets seven to 15 years
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The County Press
by KIMBERLY DUTKIEWICZ
http://countypress.com/stories/071305/loc_20050713006.shtml

LAPEER—Former Lapeer County sheriff's deputy Kevin Chittick will spend seven to 15 years in prison for having sex with two under-age girls while he was with the department.

In May, Chit-tick, 38, was found guilty of 19 counts of criminal sexual conduct. The Grand Blanc man was convicted of 14 counts of third-degree CSC. He faced eight counts of first-degree CSC and six counts of third-degree CSC.

Jurors found him not guilty on the eight counts of first-degree CSC, instead convicting him on the lesser offense of third-degree CSC. Had Chittick been convicted of first-degree CSC, he would have faced up to life in prison. Chittick also was convicted of five counts of fourth-degree CSC and willful neglect of duty for spending time at the girls' homes while on duty.

According to Prosecutor Byron Konschuh, Circuit Judge Nick Holowka sentenced Chittick to 7 years and 11 months up to 15 years on each of the 14 counts of third-degree CSC. He also gave Chittick 16 months to 2 years on each of the five counts of fourth-degree CSC and 270 days on the willful neglect of duty charge. The sentences run concurrently.

Konschuh said Chittick will be processed through Jackson State Prison. It's not known at this time where he will be placed afterwards. Chittick will do seven years and 11 months before being considered for parole, Konschuh said.

"He has given the law enforcement community a huge black eye," Konschuh said. "I hope citizens understand he is by far the exception, not the rule. I certainly hope citizens trust their police officers because they've earned it, despite the fact that Kevin Chittick has attempted to destroy law enforcement's reputation."

Chittick's attorney, Michael Manley of Flint, said, "We are obviously disappointed by the jury verdict and we will pursue all appeal options."

Before sentencing, one of the victims, Konschuh said, described how she had been hurt by Chittick's lies, his deceit. She feels betrayed. Based on her own testimony during trial, Konschuh said, the girl, now 16, was in a consensual relationship with Chittick. Now, Konschuh said, she realizes why it's illegal for someone under age 16 to have sex—they're not emotionally and socially prepared for such a relationship.

The charges stemmed from sexual assaults in Lapeer, Genesee and Oscoda counties from the end of 2001 through 2002. Both girls were between the ages of 13-15 at the time. The allegations came to light in January 2004, when one of the girls told her aunt.

The 16-year-old girl accused Chittick of sexually assaulting her in his home, during a horse trip to Oscoda County and a vacation to Florida—Chittick and his wife and the girl's family went—in the barn, pasture and pool at the other girl's home, and at a teacher's house. The girl testified Chittick sexually assaulted her in the back of a van as her father drove to Florida. She also said Chittick tried to assault her in the water during an outing to the ocean.

The other girl accused Chittick of grabbing her breasts while the two rode a horse together. She also testified Chittick removed her bathing suit and brushed his hand across her privates while she, the other girl and Chittick swam in her pool.

"Justice has been served," Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin said. "A jury of his peers convicted him."

When Chittick was hired—he began in 1998, resigning from the department in May 2003—there was no way to foresee that these actions would have occurred, Kalanquin said.

Chittick had passed a very stringent written test, he was working on his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in Flint, he had been a paramedic in the Navy, had dive experience, and, Kalanquin said, he had a "glowing recommendation" from his shift supervisor at the Portsmouth, Va., police department. He also had worked with a federal drug task, which highly recommended him

Chittick passed his oral interview before two Lapeer County sheriff's department sergeants and a lieutenant, Kalanquin said. A background investigation also was done. Detective Sgt. Nancy Stimson had concerns, Kalanquin said, that Chittick might not fit in, that he might not be able to accept how things were done at the department. Still, Kalanquin hired Chittick.

"Looking back, I wouldn't have done it," Kalanquin said. "But at the time, there was no indication in the work that he did that he was drawn toward pedophilia. ... We had absolutely no documentation about this child business."

Kalanquin watched Chittick carefully during his 12-month probationary period, during which time people in the community were pleased with Chittick's performance.

The allegations, Kalanquin said, didn't come out until about seven or eight months after Chittick left the sheriff's department.

Police officers, Kalanquin said, must maintain strong personal and professional ethical values. There are 83 people working for the sheriff's department and, Kalanquin said, they are doing an excellent job. The single incident involving Chittick, Kalanquin said, is disappointing, but it doesn't cast a huge shadow on the department.

"The other employees are doing a marvelous job," Kalanquin said. "I think people understand that sometimes these things happen, despite our best efforts."








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