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Former Linden Police Officer on Trial for Criminal Sexual Charges; Former Novi Priest Faces Child Pornography Charges

A roundup of crime from around the Brighton area.

Fenton Patch

Former Linden Police Officer Headed to Trail on Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

A former Linden police officer is headed to trial for criminal sexual conduct charges.

Fenton resident Wade Clayton Dilley faces three counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct charges involving a person under the age of 13, according to Genesee Count Circuit Court records.

One incident occurred in Mundy Township in 2009 and two others in April 2011 in Fenton, according to WHMI.

There is no court date scheduled, according to the records.

White Lake-Highland Patch

Police Say Group of Lakeland Students Involved in Bomb Threat Expelled

According to White Lake Police, a group of students was responsible for Thursday's bomb threat at Lakeland Highland.

A report filed with the department states that a group, all juveniles, discussed making a threat because they did not want to attend classes on Friday.

A few members of the group actively participated in writing a threat on a bathroom wall, and then took photos and notified administration at Lakeland that they (the group) had found the threat.

School Resource Officer John Kirken led an investigation and all of the students involved were expelled, the report states.

Those in the group that actively participated in making the threat could face charges of making a terrorist threat - a 20 year felony - and police said the case will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office once the investigation is complete.

"We encourage any parent or student who hears a credible threat to contact Officer Kirken or the administration," Lt. Don Nankervis said. "If it's after hours you can always call the police department. The school district and this department take these threats very seriously."

Novi Patch

Former Novi Priest Faces Child Pornography Charges

A former Catholic priest in Novi has been arrested and charged with downloading child pornography.

According to the Detroit News, Timothy Murray, 62, was detained on charges of downloading pornographic pictures of naked children engaged in sexual poses on a personal computer.

The News reports that Murray was being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since May.

On Dec. 19, Homeland Security agents executed a search warrant of Murray's residence, the News said. The former priest voluntarily admitted to Novi police that he used special software to download 500 images of child porn from the Internet.

A detention hearing for Murray is scheduled for 1 p.m. Dec. 28 in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelson.

Northville Patch

Teens Found on Roof of Former Northville Psychiatric Building

Northville Township Police dispatched to the former Northville Psychiatric Hospital on Seven Mile Road on Dec. 17 found five teens in the building. The teens told police they were checking it out after hearing about it on the Internet and radio. Police ticketed them all for trespassing.

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