The Michigan State Police (MSP) began investigating Lee Chatfield, 34, for sexual assault after Rebekah Chatfield, 27, filed a complaint with the Lansing Police Department on December 21, 2021. Rebekah accused Lee of sexually assaulting her starting when she was 14 or 15 (in 2009 or 2010) — and ending in July 2021 when she was 26. The MSP has completed its investigation and has handed over its discoveries to MI’s Attorney General Dana Nessel.
The MSP made no public recommendation. But the duration of the investigation, plus the fact there was something to turn over, suggests there is evidence of a crime.
Chatfield himself may have confessed to a crime. He did not deny the sex. But said it had been a consensual “affair”. However, the age of consent in Michigan is 16 unless the perpetrator is a teacher at the same school the victim attends. Then it is 18. And Lee was a teacher — as well as coach and athletic director — at the school, Northern Michigan Christian Academy in Burt Lake, where the teen-aged Rebekah was enrolled.
The sharp-eyed reader will notice the alleged criminal and his victim have the same last name. This is so because Rebekah is married to Lee’s brother, Aaron. There is no official word on how Aaron feels about Lee cuckolding his brother. But Aaron, being a mensch, has stood up for his wife.