19th July, 2018
In a case that can be described as quite unique in its own right, a 17-year-old girl has come out to defend her teacher (who is married by the way) who is being accused of having had sex with her while she was still a high school student.
In the course of the arraignment of the girl’s former teacher in Michigan, the young lady reportedly informed the judge that the man in question – Mr. Tyler David Millward, never forced himself on her.
To further buttress her position, the girl sat with the disgraced teacher’s attorney during his arraignment Monday and told the judge that an order barring contact between her and the 29-year-old teacher wasn’t necessary.
This is what she told Magistrate Joe Brutsche exactly;
“He has never been a threat and he has never hurt me. He never told me to say anything or push me to do anything against my will. I wish to have contact.”
Tyler David Millward had been arrested on Friday at the girl’s apartment in East Leroy for allegedly having a sexual relationship with the teen from July 2017 through January, beginning when she was 16 years old.
He lost his job as a science teacher at Athens High School in February, was scheduled to stand trial next month on a domestic violence charge after an altercation in April with his wife in Springfield.
It was gathered that he used his phone to send text messages to the teenager but lied to police about the messages. He also lied to investigators about taking her to a hotel, according to prosecutors.
In a statement released to the public, the Police said;
“The charges are a result from the investigation that was opened in January 2018, in which Millward was involved in a teacher/student relationship. There are several aspects of the investigation that are ongoing.”
The teacher has been arraigned on charges of using a computer to communicate with another to commit the crime of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of lying to police.
If convicted on all counts, Mr. David Millward could be facing up to 20 years in prison.