Sex offender picked up in school zone faces new charges
REED CITY — A registered sex offender recently arrested for living within a school safety zone in Evart now faces new charges of criminal sexual conduct.
Michael Lamphere, 46, is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for incidents involving underage girls.
Lamphere was first charged two weeks ago with one count of failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration Act for not updating his address and one count of being within a school safety zone in Evart. Lamphere's registered address was in Marion, but he appears to have been living in Evart.
According to court documents, the new allegations of criminal sexual conduct occurred on March 1 in Evart.
Second-degree CSC is a felony charge with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Lamphere was convicted of one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in July 1993. In 2002, he was convicted for failure to report as a sex offender. He is now charged as a third-offense habitual offender.
For his first case, Lamphere has a preliminary examination scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today in Osceola County's 77th District Court, but with the new charges that examination is not likely to occur, according to court staff.
A preliminary examination for the new CSC charges is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Osceola County's 77th District Court.
Lamphere remains lodged at the Osceola County Jail on a $1 million bond.