Man accused of soliciting sex from Saline Middle School girls is released on promise to appear in court
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 AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.