Whitmore Lake cross country coach accused of soliciting teen sex online
Whitmore Lake's high school and middle school cross country coach is accused of soliciting an undercover officer he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, several media outlets reported.
Larry James Bostwick Jr., 37, was arraigned in the 41-B District Court in Clinton Township on one charge of child sexually abusive activity, two charges of using a computer in the commission of a crime and one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes, according to the Detroit Free Press.
If convicted on all counts, he faces up to 44 years in prison. His bond was set at $200,000.
Police told the Detroit News that Bostwick was chatting on the Internet with an undercover officer posing as a teenage girl. Bostwick allegedly made plans to meet with the teen at a location in Macomb County to have sex and was arrested when he arrived Friday.
Whitmore Lake Superintendent Kim Hart told Fox 2 Detroit that this was his second full year of coaching, but he spent two years before that volunteering.
"We took immediate steps to notify our parents and to notify our cross country students that this had occurred and to cut off all options for him to be anywhere near our students," she told the TV station.
Watch the Fox 2 report:
- Fox 2 Detroit: Whitmore Lake Coach Larry Bostwick, Junior Accused of Soliciting Teen Sex Online
- Detroit Free Press: Brighton man charged with Internet sex crime
- Detroit News: Cops say Brighton man sought sex with girl
- WHMI radio: Brighton Man Arrested For Trying To Arrange Online Sex With Teen