Settlement in Teen Sex Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 40-year-old Adrian Township woman accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy during a New Year's Eve party at her home has agreed to a plea agreement.

Marcy Ann Rowe on Monday pleaded guilty in Lenawee County Circuit Court to a reduced felony count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Rowe avoids mandatory registration as a sex offender unless she violates parole or probation.

The charge carries a maximum 10-year prison term.

Rowe's plea came on the eve of a second trial. Her first trial in May ended with a hung jury.

The boy previously testified he and Rowe were drinking and she forced herself on him.

Rowe remains free on bond but under house arrest. Sentencing has been tentatively set for Sept. 9. pending a psychological evaluation.


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  • by Cap'n Rita Location: Lansing on Aug 11, 2010 at 08:43 PM
    Hold on...she pleads guilty to the charge but isn't considered a "sex offender"? Apparently, I have a defect in my ability to understand our justice system. This DOES make sense to SOMEONE...doesn't it?
  • by Gender Location: Michigan on Aug 11, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    What kind of plea is this? If it was a man do you really think there would be a plea? Complete double standard and our legal court system at it's best!
  • by Angry Mom on Aug 11, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    I am sorry, but she gets off without being called a sex offender. What is wrong wqith this picture. So when she gets out of prison in 10 years she can force herself on another child without the status of being a known sex offender. You could live right next door to her and never know she molested a kid. Isn't this wonderful.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 at 06:45 AM
    If this was a guy forcing himself on a teenage girl, obtaining this sentence would not be discussed.
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