Family Movie Outing Violates Sex Offender's Probation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 46-year-old convicted child sex offender who violated his probation by taking his family to see "Toy Story 3" at a Livingston County theater has been ordered to serve 90 days' house arrest.

Michael Keeler of Gregory also was ordered to pay $125 a month toward more than $4,000 in outstanding court fees.

Keeler's probation prohibits him from being within 1,000 feet of "places primarily used by people age 17 or under." An electronic tether confirmed he was in the theater.

Keeler was sentenced in May 2008 to serve five years' probation after being convicted of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under 13.

Defense attorney Douglas Mullkoff tells the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus that Keeler had completed a sex offender's education program.


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  • by Rick Location: Charlotte on Jul 18, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    Mr. Keeler is a 2nd degree CSC offender. Although he did not actually have intimate relations with his victim, he did sexually touch them in an inappropriate manner. This information is a matter of public record through an OTIS search. As a former Military Police Officer I feel that his punishment is warranted to protect the public and their children. As Americans and Registered Voters we have the power to change laws that we strongly believe are wrong. Mr Keeler can always seek a Pardon or to have his record espunged if he behaves himself.
  • by Jay Location: Lansing on Jul 10, 2010 at 10:52 AM
    The rules and laws placed upon them are just stupid. If this is the way it's going to be. A shoplifter should never be allowed into a retail store of any kind. Someone who robs a bank or holds up a store for cash should never be allowed to go into a retail store and never be able to have money of any description and so on. Get the point. I thought once you served your time you served your time but with anyone who is a "sex offender" it's not the case. Let's say your 18 year old son who has sex with your 17 year daughter or beighbor and is his girlfriend is a "sex offender" for life and at age 25 with a wife and kids (if he is allowed to have a child) would never be allowed to go to her school functions etc. or lets say that your 18 year old daughter has sex with her 17 year old boyfriend she is now a "sex offender"
  • by James Location: Lansing on Jul 10, 2010 at 05:50 AM
    A family movie outing? Does this mean he brought his own children? If so, then why is he allowed to go near his own children, and not others?
  • by Vanessa on Jul 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    Some of these rulings are impossible to obey. This guy could not travel on 127 near mason because he would travel by several schools. He could not travel down 43 near williamston because of the park.
  • by Jeff Location: Lansing on Jul 9, 2010 at 08:00 AM
    Good....some people may think this is extreme, but people like this would probably follow a kid into a bathroom at the place. Anything is possible with sex offenders. And I believe that in most cases, they are never fully rehabilitated and can't be trusted
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