Prosecutors outline case against D’Oyly

Prosecutors at a Wednesday court hearing for a former Mona Shores musician said the man sent sexually explicit text messages to students, and inappropriately touched other male teens on and off campus.
WZZM-TV
Jan 12, 2012

Those are just two of the allegations against Michael D’Oyly of Fruitport, who appeared before a Muskegon County District Court judge on a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

D’Oyly, 54, was arrested by Norton Shores Police on Tuesday.

During Wednesday’s court hearing, prosecutors outlined their case against the former paraprofessional who worked with the choir at Mona Shores High School. They presented text messages between D’Oyly and several male students that contained sexual content. They also allege D’Oyly had sexual contact with students both on and off school property.

Prosecutors said they are also looking into two incidents in which D’Oyly allegedly took students to the Detroit area, where they slept in the same bed at hotels.

The father of one of the victims spoke to WZZM-TV off camera, saying the incident with his son happened last year during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The father said his son has not been the same since the incident.

D’Oyly’s only current formal charge is in connection with his contact with one student, but prosecutors said they expect to file more charges.

D’Oyly was also put on leave Tuesday morning from a part-time position as organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven. The Rev. Tom Cook said it will be up to the church’s personnel committee to determine whether or not D’Oyly will still be employed there.

Cook confirmed that D’Oyly was originally from the Grand Haven area.

Tribune News Editor Becky Vargo contributed to this report.

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