Michigan man pleads guilty to producing child pornography
CANTON, MI – A Michigan man pleaded guilty this week in a federal case involving the production of child pornography. Defendant Shailesh Patel, 53, of Canton, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh on Wednesday to one count of sexual exploitation of children, Acting U.S. Attorney Saima Mohsin announced in a news release. Patel previously pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual conduct of varying degrees in a Wayne County case, the release said. Patel pleaded guilty on March 19 in Wayne County Circuit Court to first-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by 15 to 35 years in prison; two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by 9 to 15 years in prison; and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, punishable by probation, authorities said. “The women in this case were sexually assaulted for years by Shailesh Patel,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy said in a statement.mlive.com
Michigan man charged with 18 sex crimes going back ‘several years’
CANTON TOWNSHIP, MI – A Michigan man could spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty of 18 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Shailesh Patel, 53, of Canton Township, was arraigned on Thursday, Dec. 18, WDIV Local 4 reports. Details of the alleged crimes are scant, but police said they date back “several years,” the TV station reports. Canton Township Police worked with the FBI to investigate the case. First-degree criminal sexual conduct, which involves penetration, is punishable by up to life imprisonment.mlive.com
Canton Township man charged with 18 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Canton Township man is facing the possibility of life in prison after he was charged with 18 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Shailesh Patel, 53, of Canton Township, was formally charged Thursday at 35th District Court, officials said. First-degree criminal sexual conduct is a felony punishable by up to life in prison. Police didn’t release details about the alleged crimes, but said an investigate began after one victim filed a report of the abuse. Canton Police Department investigators worked with the FBI’s SEMTEC task force on the case, officials said.