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Suspect Is Accused of Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl (Updated)

Michael Yeckley is also accused of having sexual contact with a minor in another, unrelated case

Rape suspect Michael Yeckley was arraigned Monday morning in .

Yeckley, 21, of Willowick, was arrested on a warrant Friday evening.

Yeckley is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, Mentor Police Lt. Tom Powers said.

Yeckley is suspected of bringing the girl to a motel in Mentor on April 21, plying her with alcohol and then having sex with her, Powers said.

Attorney Joseph Morse represented Yeckley in court Monday. He told Mentor Municipal Court Judge John Trebets that Yeckley, as a "life-long member of the community," would not try to run away. Consequently, Morse asked Trebets for a reasonable bond.

Mentor Court Liaison Officer Martha Eyman noted that Yeckley has previously been convicted of misdemeanor cases of theft, aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon in Willoughby Municipal Court.

Yeckley also faces a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Lake County Court of Common Pleas from an unrelated case in Eastlake.

In that case, Yeckley is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl while he was 18, Eastlake Police Lt. Bill Gutowski said.

Mentor Municipal Court Judge John Trebets decided to set Yeckley's bond at $500,000, which was not posted.

Yeckley's next court hearing is scheduled for May 7.

after police received an anonymous tip as to his whereabouts.

roxanne nick December 10, 2012 at 02:52 AM
U no what no one can judge him becausr for one girls do lie about their age alot and look older and 2if she wanted it which im sure she did than thaats not his fault I meean I was 12 and the guy was 16 when I was havimg sex and party and I lied all the time bout my age cause I looked oldet so its not his fault and I dont even no him
Kathy Adult December 11, 2012 at 03:10 AM
roxanne, You're not very bright are you? I can not understand your comment. Run-on sentence, spelling errors, text speak....need I go on?
Karl Hubrath December 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Kathy Adult, you are talking to a kid, of course she does not make much sense; you are attempting to talk to her as if she were an adult. These kids these days do not get taut some things in school and let me ask again. When and how are they supposed to know. See I am 50 myself and I have learned a long time ago, you know good parents and such, that does not happen these days. My point is 20 something kids these days have the mind mentality of a 16 year old used to be. There needs to be more education on this matter, role models and such. Heck they don't even teach in any way shape or form on how to apologize. Society has changed over time and I think this society needs to adopt to it, God bless.
Lisa Marie December 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I agree Karl!
jacqueline avery January 11, 2013 at 07:25 PM
lisa is right ive nown mike for ten yrs i went to school with his lil brother and i no dam well he did not do it that 13 yr old is a lier mike doesnt deserve any of this he is a good man and not just me but all of his friends in willowick and eastlake will tell u the same thing mike is not guilty

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