Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Woods resident faces criminal sexual conduct charges

by Kathy Ryan

September 20, 2012

Grosse Pointe Woods resident Roger W. Ferworn, 55, stood mute in Grosse Pointe Woods municipal court Wednesday, Sept. 12, where he was arraigned on three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.

A plea of not guilty was entered by his attorney, Shannon Smith.

Judge Ted Metry set bail at $10,000 and scheduled a preliminary examination for Wednesday, Oct. 17. In addition to the bond, Metry ordered Ferworn to wear a global positioning satellite tether and to have no contact with the victim or her family.

He also ordered Ferworn to avoid being in places where children gather.

The victim, according to police documents, was a friend of Ferworn’s daughter.

Grosse Pointe Woods detective Anthony Chalut told the court the victim’s mother alleges the abuse took place over a period of four years, beginning in 2007 when her daughter was 14, and continued until 2011.

He also said Ferworn has cooperated with the investigation.

Ferworn has lived in the Woods more than 20 years.