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Posted on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:58 a.m.

Ann Arbor man sentenced to between 14 months and two years in prison for groping woman

By Kyle Feldscher

The Ann Arbor man who admitted to grabbing a woman’s buttocks while walking in the city’s Old West Side will serve between 14 months and two year in prison, according to court officials.

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Jeremy Bolen

Jeremy Bolen, who was 18 when charged, received his sentence Thursday from Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz. Bolen pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in December.

The charges stem from an attack on Sept. 26 near the intersection of Third and West Jefferson streets. Bolen told Swartz in December that he followed the woman and “grabbed her butt” due to sexual urges.

Bolen was arrested on the same day as the incident after the victim flagged down a passerby and used their cell phone to call police, according to investigators.

Bolen was previously convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, according to court records. Police said he attacked a 23-year-old jogger at about 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 20, 2009 near West Washington Street behind Slauson Middle School.

In that incident, Bolen was convicted of attempting to take off the woman’s pants, but she bit one of his fingers and yelled at him, scaring him away.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Jul 17, 2012 : 4:24 p.m.

Guy grabs my bum, I turn around and slug him. Once two friends in a club were behind me and I slugged the wrong one... I told him, well your friend will punish you. Because of what you did, he got hit.

Candis Hale

Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 11:01 p.m.

It's a shame...


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 2:42 p.m.

@JRA, @jj45678 : Before you two junior detectives pat yourselves on the back too much, realize that the Ann Arbor Police Department already considered this possibility and rejected it. You can read about it in the penultimate paragraph of this story: <a href=""></a> . For future reference, every junior detective should know there is a search box at the top of and you could have made use of it before needlessly denigrating the AAPD.


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 4:25 p.m.

oh, it wasn't needless denigration of the AAPD, it was based on years of observation. Thanks for the link to the article Peregrine. What IS needless, is your attitude. Have a GREAT day!


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 12:43 a.m.

I'm not the judge, but I don't think the sentence fits the crime. JRA might have a good point in his comment.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 9:46 p.m.

Has anyone else noticed that since this perv was arrested for groping this woman, there has not been any additional reports of the Ann Arbor Rapist attacking anyone. This guys mug shot looks similar to the rapist composite sketches. And now, we find out this guys has a prior conviction for another assault of a sexual nature. Was this guy ever questioned in the AA serial rapist attacks?


Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

lol jj, you got me there. good call!!


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 10:02 p.m.

You *really* think the ann arbor cops are that sophisticated that they will figure that out? Has a crime in AA ever been solved when the perp was not directly caught in the act, or confessed?


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:33 p.m.

The way inmates treat rapist in prison, just may get rid of this sexual desire. If one can't control themselves in society, then society will control them. I believe that justice could have been served better if he were mandated to psycho therapy for three years after he gets out of there.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 3:37 p.m.

44,000 dollars down the drain. Plus the new ability to not learn a skill except a criminal one... better to put this fool into psych ward then a frat.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 5:58 p.m.

What are you talking about? What does $44,000 have to do with this story?


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 2:40 p.m.

@SillySally Re: Use of &quot;their.&quot; When your choices are the sexist &quot;his,&quot; the stilted &quot;his/her,&quot; and the arguably non-grammatical &quot;their,&quot; many will choose the latter as sounding more natural. If it was good enough for Shakespeare, I guess it's good enough for me -- and it's been used that way for a LONG time.

Silly Sally

Tue, Jan 31, 2012 : 5:10 a.m.

Why is using &quot;his&quot; sexist if the person stopped was a man? If it were a woman, then &quot;her&quot; would be correct. There is no need for &quot;their&quot;, since the gender should be known. &quot;His&quot; or &quot;her&quot; sounds more natural than &quot;their&quot;

Silly Sally

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 1:36 p.m.

&quot;a passerby and used their cell phone&quot; Come on, It should be &quot;...a passerby and used his (her) cell phone&quot; or &quot;.. passerbys and used their cell phone&quot; Please don't mix the singular and plurals.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 4:53 p.m.

Many do not agree. English lacks a gender neutral singular pronoun. So if the gender of the passerby is unknown, many consider it appropriate to use they/their. They/their has been used this way since at least the 15 century (according to Wikipedia: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 12:50 p.m.

This guy has already attempted rape, and only got 14 months? I hope they fix this guy before they let him out.


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 2:17 p.m.

&quot;This sort of thing&quot; was an abortive attempt to do something more. The original article states that Bolen was attempting to remove the survivor's jogging pants, but she fought back and stopped it before it became something more.

Silly Sally

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

I was referring to the grabbing part. For the 2009 act, he should still should be in jail. This guy really has problems, and is a danger. An all male prison is a good place for him.

Silly Sally

Mon, Jan 30, 2012 : 1:37 p.m.

That is a bit of a stretch. This sort of thing happened a lot in middle school.