U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Michigan
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December 9, 2014

Sault Ste. Marie Man Convicted in Federal Court of Sexual Assault and Witness Tampering

MARQUETTE, MI—U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr., announced today that Lynn Michael LaVictor, 44, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was convicted on all six counts of a federal indictment charging attempted sexual abuse; two counts of aggravated sexual abuse; assault resulting in serious bodily injury; domestic assault by a habitual offender; and attempted witness tampering. LaVictor had previously pled guilty to the seventh count of the indictment that charged him with contempt of a court order.

The charges arose from an incident on June 27, 2014, in which LaVictor sexually assaulted his then girlfriend in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The victim’s injuries from the assault required her to be transported by ambulance to the hospital, where she underwent surgery later in the day. After his arrest and the placement of a no-contact order, LaVictor repeatedly contacted the victim anyway and attempted to influence her testimony.

The trial was before U.S. District Judge R. Allen Edgar. At sentencing, which is scheduled for May 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., LaVictor will face a potential life sentence. The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jeff J. Davis and Hannah N. Bobee prosecuted the case.

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