Former Genesee County principal arrested for alleged sexual assault

According to Sheriff Chris Swanson, Pratt is a former teacher, school principal, coach, and school administrator.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 1:11 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 5:58 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - At a press conference on Wednesday, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office announced a 57-year-old man who had worked in multiple school districts had been arrested on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Christopher Swanson, Eugene Pratt of Davison is a former teacher, school principal, coach, and school administrator. He has been arraigned and was given a $25,000 bond.

Pratt is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which Swanson said carries a life offense.

Based on their investigation, Swanson believes there could be 15 victims of Pratt, who worked in schools in Genesee County, Oakland County, and Macomb County. Sheriff Swanson said the investigation goes back to 1986 when Pratt started his career as a student teacher with Beecher Community Schools in Flint.

He was arrested while working at New Paths, Inc., a court-ordered addiction center in Flint where he worked as a security and transportation officer. Pratt had worked at New Paths, Inc. since June 2021.

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Swanson said all of the victims are ranging from their teens to their early 20s.

The Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline offers anonymous assistance and support without judgment. It can be reached at 855-864-2374.

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