Friday, November 15, 2013

Officer Dale Malesh - Sentenced - CSC - Warren PD

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Officer Dale Malesh - CSC - Warren PD [retired]

Officer Dale Malesh preliminary hearing [May 2013]

In October 2013, Officer Dale Malesh pled no-contest to 14 counts of CSC. On November 15, 2013, Malesh was sentenced to 4 years and 9 months to 15 years in prison.

Ex-Warren police officer pleads no contest to having sex with student
4:25 PM, October 8, 2013
Detroit Free Press

A retired Warren police officer accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student who attended the school where he was a resource officer pleaded no contest today in Macomb County Circuit Court.

Dale Malesh, 62, pleaded no contest to 14 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony, on charges out of Warren and Roseville. He is to be sentenced Nov. 15 before Judge Mary Chrzanowski.

His attorney, Steve Kaplan, said Malesh had a "stellar record as a police officer" in Warren and with Sturgis police and was a friend of the family of the victim. Kaplan said the girl was bullied in eighth grade and Malesh intervened and squashed the bullying.

Kaplan said no sex acts were coerced. He said Malesh pleaded no contest "in case (the girl) or her family decided to sue years from now."

The charges involve the one student, with the sexual affair going on between December and March.

The incidents occurred at Malesh’s home in Warren and at Dooley Park in Roseville, authorities said.

Malesh was charged in April with having sexual relations with the Warren girl, who was a junior at Warren Woods-Tower High School in Warren, where Malesh was a school resource officer. He was charged in June with the crimes in Roseville.

Malesh retired from Warren police in January 2011 after 19 years with the department. He was in law enforcement for about 30 years, Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said after Malesh’s arrest.

After Malesh retired, the school district kept him as a contract employee for the rest of that school year and through the end of the 2012 school year, Green said.

Previously, Green said Warren police received a complaint March 21 about a sexual relationship between the girl and Malesh. The girl came to police with her mother.

Investigators interviewed students and staff at the school in addition to gathering other information, such as text messages and Facebook information, Green said. Police searched Malesh’s house. Green didn’t say how long the relationship was going on, but said the acts did not occur at school.

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