Ecorse High School assistant principal accused of committing sex crimes with 10-year-old relative

Melven Conway charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct

Arraignment for Ecorse High School assistant principal Melven Conway on Feb. 28, 2022

ECORSE, Mich. – The assistant principal of Ecorse High School was arrested Monday on accusations that he committed sex crimes with a 10-year-old relative, officials said.

A warrant was presented by the Detroit Police Department for Melven Conway, 45, of Ecorse, in September, according to prosecutors.

A relative of Conway’s had filed a police report in the spring of 2021 alleging that he sexually assaulted her when she was 10 years old, officials said.

She said the incident happened inside a Detroit home, according to authorities.

The victim is now in her mid-teens, police said.

Officials reviewed the warrant request and charged Conway on Feb. 1 with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 years old. He was taken into custody Monday (Feb. 28) by Detroit police officers and Wayne County deputies.


Conway was arraigned Monday at 36th District Court. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.

Bond was set at $75,000, or 10%. He must wear a GPS tether, if released, and can only leave home to go to work or meet with legal counsel.

Conway cannot possess a firearm or have assaulting contact with the victim, the judge said. If released, he can have contact with his other two children, as indicated by Child Protective Services.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for March 10, and a preliminary examination is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. March 17.

You can watch the full arraignment below.

Here is the full arraignment for Ecorse High School assistant principal Melven Conway on Feb. 28, 2022.

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