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Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 11:41 a.m.

Man accused of soliciting sex from Saline Middle School girls is released on promise to appear in court

By Lee Higgins

A man accused of using the Internet to solicit sex from two female Saline Middle School students was arraigned this morning in front of 14A District Court Judge Richard Conlin and released on a promise to appear in court, authorities said.

Robert Christopher Lynch, 20, of Saline is charged with three counts of accosting minors for immoral purposes.

His attorney, Joe Simon, declined to comment this morning.

Saline police said Lynch used an Xbox LIVE gaming system to have online chats of a sexual nature with several students, including two 14-year-old girls. He also is accused of requesting photos of the girls naked and images of them engaged in sex acts.

Police say he met up with the girls on multiple occasions and gave them condoms. School officials learned of the alleged conduct last month, prompting the investigation, police said.

Police said Lynch did not have sex with the girls.

Conlin set a number of conditions on the $25,000 personal recognizance bond, including that Lynch have no contact with minors.

Lynch is scheduled to return to court on April 19 for a preliminary hearing.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at


Bertha Venation

Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 8:30 p.m.

"Oh. I'll be back.... I PROMISE" (heh heh)


Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 7:49 p.m.

@ Basic Bob: Your comment reveals a lack of understanding about what it's like the County jail or a state prison. I've been in most in the state (as a visitor, not a guest). While there's a few cushy federal prisons in this country (where rich folks who steal lots of money go), state prisons are typically grim, filthy, dangerous places, with medical care that you'd be loathe to visit upon your worst enemy, a laughable system of mental health care in a place where there are some truly very mentally ill people, and zero programs to help anyone in this midst of all this to try and turn their lives around. I'm taking no position on whether this is right or wrong, I'm just pointing out that the popular myth you seem to ascribe to is just dead wrong , as is spreading it.

Jen Eyer

Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 7:35 p.m.

Several comments were removed for presuming guilt on the part of the accused. Our conversation guidelines mirror the law: A person is innocent until proven guilty.

Basic Bob

Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 4:35 p.m.

People who complain about how the court deals with people waiting for trial should open their homes to these people. You can house, feed, and clothe that person for the next 3 weeks, at your own expense. Please make sure that they also have access to workout equipment, television, and a public phone, and can receive visitors periodically. It might help if you can also arrange a therapist to meet with them so they can deal with their issues. If they fall ill, make sure you call the ambulance and escort them to the hospital (don't leave!). And by the way, no cruel or unusual treatment is allowed.


Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 5:57 p.m.

I already do house, feed and clothe the likes of him at my expense. I call them taxes.


Wed, Mar 30, 2011 : 3:51 p.m.

This guy has the Sword of Damacles over his head and he was let go on a promise and $25,000 bond? He has not much to lose by trying to get away.