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Posted on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 : 5:50 p.m.

Ann Arbor teenager to serve 1 year in jail in sexual assault of 14-year-old boy

By Kyle Feldscher

The 18-year-old Ann Arbor woman who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy will serve a year in jail as a part of her five-year probation sentence.


Ashley Poe

Courtesy of the WCSO

Ashley Poe pleaded no contest to two charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in September and was sentenced by Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown on Wednesday. Brown sentenced her along the lines of the sentencing agreement reached with Washtenaw County prosecutors.

Poe will be put on probation for five years. One of the conditions of her probation is spending a year in the Washtenaw County Jail, with credit for 57 days already served.

Poe declined the opportunity to speak in court Wednesday.

According to police, Poe sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl who were said to be “at risk.” In court on Wednesday, attorneys agreed the criminal charges Poe pleaded no contest to would only refer to the boy.

In exchange for the no-contest pleas, charges of third-degree sexual conduct on a person between 13 and 15 years old, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and accosting children for an immoral purpose were dropped.

As a part of her probation, Poe will be treated for marijuana and alcohol usage during the daytime hours of her days in jail, Brown ruled. She also must pay nearly $5,000 in fines and costs.

Details remain scarce in the case. Ann Arbor police have indicated's Freedom of Information Act request for the police report would be denied because the case is still under investigation.

Court records indicate the offense date in the case was July 14 and Poe was reportedly arrested on Sept. 11.

Poe is scheduled to be in court at 8:30 a.m. Thursday for a preliminary exam. She is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance and third-degree retail fraud in that case, according to court records.

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



Thu, Nov 15, 2012 : 2:07 p.m.

What is meant by 'AT RISK' children. We are only seeing one side of story My opinion is she will have to register as a sex offender.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 2:05 a.m.

Six-TEEN - Eight-TEEN. Still in the teens. I just don't get the plea deals.

Sam S Smith

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 11:28 p.m.

No plea deals for people who abuse children

Billy Bob Schwartz

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

Teenager usually implies a high school kid. Why put this in the headline...I think that is the question. Substitute woman and let it go. I agree that a teenager (man) of 18 would probably be facing fifteen years in Jackson for this. Of course, that would be if the prosecutor's office didn't choose to drop on of the two victims from the charges and make the other charges lower than they might be. More likely for a teenager (man) of 18.

Wolf's Bane

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 2:28 p.m.

Probably a victim herself and then some. All around, 3 lives have been ruined.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 2:27 p.m.

Um, or, you know, this could have something to do with the law: "Brown sentenced her along the lines of the sentencing agreement reached with Washtenaw County prosecutors."


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 2:57 p.m.

Then find out if this judge and prosecutors are voted in or hired in. By standing outside the courthouse, people will realize that this judge or whomever is lienant on certain issues. Trust you me, I continue to vote this one judge out and he keeps coming back like a bad penny. As I always say, make your voice heard. Picketing works good too.

no flamers!

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

I have no problem with the headline describing the perp as a "teenager" rather than a "woman." She is both and either works. More importantly, isn't it true that the sexual assault of a minor by an adult has shades of grey; a perp that is 1 day past 18 and a victim that is 1 day from 16 (so really just 2 years apart in age) is a very different law enforcement problem than an event involving a younger victim and older perp. I'm not saying that it isn't a crime in our state, I'm saying that punishment is more complicated and should consider the age of both, as well of course as the circumstances of the event.

Laura Jones

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 1:42 p.m.

Incredible. Just incredible. I am so dismayed that any judge finds this to be an appropriate sentence. Sexual assault on not one, but TWO at risk children. Outrageous. Will she even have to register as a sex offender with this deal? Love to know the answer to that one please. This woman should be doing at least years.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 11:06 a.m.

One year that is it- that is crazy! I was a victim of sexual abuse and our pain doesn't go away in one year! What a sick world we live in!

Billy Bob Schwartz

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 8:55 p.m.

these persons.. Don't forget the little girl who is being ignored here.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 2:55 p.m.

Then we need to reform our legislation into action and make our voices heard. Without vocal people nothing would get done. But in all reality? This will stay with this person for the rest of their lives.


Wed, Nov 7, 2012 : 11:48 p.m.

Why does keep calling her a teenager? Eighteen is a legal adult, and even the first sentence of the article calls her a "woman." Somehow I doubt we would be calling an eighteen year male who sexually assaulted a couple kids a "teen."


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 3:46 a.m.

Let me think about that. Um, she is eighTEEN. Yes, she may be an adult but she is still a TEEN. Hey, when she turns twenty, she will no longer be a TEEN, imagine that.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 2:52 a.m.

Try the word "teen" in eight teen. People can be called adults and teenagers if they are 18 or 19.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 12:55 a.m.

teen·ag·er (tnjr): n., A person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescent. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. It looks as if you think the words "teenager" and "adult" are mutually exclusive. They are not. They overlap at ages 18 and 19.


Wed, Nov 7, 2012 : 11:16 p.m.

A year in Jail? 5 year probation? For sexual assault of not one, but two children? Sounds like fodder for a future campaign advertisement.