April 23, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Douglas R. Lloyd, Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney; 517-543-4801
EATON COUNTY PROSECUTOR CHARGES LANSING MAN IN RECENT “FLASHER” CASES
(Charlotte, MI) Eaton County Prosecuting Attorney Douglas R. Lloyd announced today that, on April 23, 2019, REED FRANCIS McGRATH, age 26, of Lansing Township, Ingham County, was charged with nine charges for conduct between April 3, 2019 and April 21, 2019:
- Accosting a Minor for an Immoral Purposes, a felony punishable by up to 4 years prison, HIV/STD testing, and sex offender registration.
- Gross Indecency Between Male and Female, a felony punishable by up to 5 years prison, HIV/STD testing, and sex offender registration.
- Indecent Exposure (three counts), a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year jail.
- Disorderly Person (2 counts) – Obscene Conduct, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days jail.
- Criminal Sexual Conduct Fourth Degree (Force or Coercion), a high court misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years prison, HIV/STD testing, and sex offender registration.
- Aggravated Indecent Exposure, a high court misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years prison.
McGrath was also charged with a Sexually Delinquent Person Notice for the Gross Indecency, Indecent Exposure and Aggravated Indecent Exposure counts, which increases the penalties on those charges to a maximum of life in prison, with sex offender registration. As in all criminal cases, the charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
McGrath was arraigned today on these charges, and his bond was set at $900,000. A Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., and a Preliminary Examination is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before District Court Judge Julie O’Neill.
Eaton County Prosecutor Doug Lloyd said, “Cases such as these are a significant concern to the safety and security of our community. My office is dedicated to ensuring that Eaton County is protected from this type of conduct.” Prosecutor Lloyd also thanked the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department for their hard work in investigating and apprehending the defendant.