Joseph Frappier

A criminal sexual conduct case of a Hartland Township resident and Linden High School graduate was bound over Tuesday, Jan. 28 to Livingston County Circuit Court for a jury trial.

The defendant, 49-year-old Joseph Mark Frappier, was arrested in November 2019 by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. He was arraigned at the 53rd District Court in Howell on 10 counts of various degrees of criminal sexual conduct and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor. A cash surety bond was set at $500,000.

Frappier was a youth baseball coach. He was arrested for criminal sexual conduct involving minors and for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

As previously reported in the Times, the charges stem from an investigation where Frappier is alleged to have sexually assaulted two minors at his Hartland Township residence on multiple occasions between 2015 and 2019. Frappier was introduced to the victims through his position as their youth baseball coach.

This incident remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. Detectives are investigating if additional victims may exist and are strongly encouraging anyone who may have been victimized to come forward. To report an incident contact Livingston County Central Dispatch at (517) 546-9111 or Det. Curt Novara at (517) 540-7952.

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