Teen testifies in D’Oyly criminal sex case

Prosecutors add more sexual misconduct charges against former Mona Shores High School paraprofessional Michael D'Oyly. A 17-year-old boy told a Muskegon County judge Wednesday the former choir assistant grabbed his buttocks on multiple occasions at the school.
Jan 26, 2012


aprofessional and choir accompanist at the school.

The teen testified the squeeze lasted 3-4 seconds, and happened while he and D’Oyly were greeting each other with a mutual hug.

The testimony was sufficient to send the case involving one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct to Muskegon County Circuit Court and one step closer to trial.

D’Oyly, 54, no longer works for the Mona Shores school district.

The Fruitport man is originally from the Grand Haven area.

D’Oyly was also a part-time organist at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, but was put on leave earlier this month. First Presbyterian’s senior pastor, the Rev. Tom Cook, said today that D’Oyly is no longer employed by the church.

“A week ago, the (church’s) personnel committee dismissed Mike because of the inability to fulfill his duties as the church organist,” Cook said this morning.

However, the D’Oyly family is still under the pastoral care of the church, where they are members, Cook said. Cook said he sat with D’Oyly’s wife, Marcia, during the court hearing on Wednesday. He was also planning to visit D’Oyly today.

“He’s in the prayers of the church,” Cook said. “It’s been a huge burden on the church.”

Following testimony on the criminal sexual conduct case, prosecutors added additional charges. D’Oyly now must defend himself against a second-degree CSC charge, which carries the potential of up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

The new charge is based on allegations D’Oyly rubbed his groin area against a male student during a dance and pretended to spank the boy’s buttocks. Detectives said he later informed the teen that the contact aroused him.

Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague believes even more charges will be added before the case goes to trial.

Detectives are continuing to look into an overnight trip D’Oyly made to Oakland County with a student. Police are trying to determine if the two slept in the same bed in a motel room.

D’Oyly remains lodged in the Muskegon County Jail. His bond is set at $750,000.

Tribune News Editor Becky Vargo contributed to this story.



There are so many guys getting freshly convicted of this state wide. My figures are estimates but its about 300 per month. The prison system gets about 75 inmates a day from all Michigan counties at the Jackson reception center. That means the system has to let 75 a day out from 40 correctional facilities to efficiently utilize 50,000 or so beds. There are so many men getting hammered for this that we don't have enough beds. So who do we let out? Who do we parole? All the easy convicts are out because of budget cuts. Its mathematics, we don't have enough prison beds. Its not the prosecutors or judges job to worry about this, they are all going home to nice warm dinners and trophy wives. Were stuck with the tax bill at $32,000 per inmate. times 50,000 or so beds. Check the sex offender registry for Ottawa county - its like 8 web pages long- its huge!


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