The Lansing State Journal doesn't identify sexual assault victims.
Apsey pleaded guilty in February to one county of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Chad Apsey knew the victim, who court records indicate was between 13 and 15 years old, was dealing with family issues and was seeking help from the church, Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Sherman told Circuit Court Judge Randy Tahvonen.
He says all he was doing in that locked, windowless, dungeon-like training room was helping those girls recover from sports injuries.That's why, he believes, he has sat in prison since October on a seven-to-15-year conviction for molesting three teenage girls at the rural Michigan high school where he volunteered.Curtis, 45, says he could have taken a misdemeanor plea, served a year and a half in county, and been home with his wife and six kids by now.It was clearly the kind of conduct that calls out for a reasonable punishment."In a letter to Tahvonen, the victim said she's been seeking counseling as a result of the sexual assault, and for a while felt that God didn't love her because of what happened.Tahvonen read portions of that letter and others during the sentencing hearing.