Former Warren Police officer sentenced for having relationship with 16-year-old high school student

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A retired Warren Police officer has been sentenced to between 57 months to 15 years after being convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old high school student.

Dale Malesh pleaded guilty to 14 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

For at least two school terms, 62-year-old Malish worked as a security officer at Warren Woods Tower High School where he met the 16-year-old junior. 

But school officials called police to investigate when rumors of the forbidden relationship spread.

The 16-year-old spoke to 7 Action News and insisted that Malish was her boyfriend and that they were in love, but since Malish was charged, the relationship--she said--ended.

The charges stemmed from Michigan law, which says an adult in a position of authority cannot have a sexual relationship with a student.

 

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