Michigan foster parent arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges

Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 17:20:34-04

A 61-year-old licensed foster parent is facing criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a minor, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

Jackie Lee Pittman is a former Macomb County Adoption Board member and foster parent.

The prosecutor's office says the alleged incident involving Pittman and a minor took place on July 28, 2016. He currently has no children in her care.

"We owe so much to the service and sacrifice of the many dedicated Michigan foster parents, who do such a tremendous job providing a secure home to our most vulnerable children," said Prosecutor Smith in a news release."These acts violate that sacred trust. My office stands with the great majority of foster workers who dedicate their lives to protect young people from harm. They will be the first to condemn this perversion of duty."

Pittman is charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct Third Degree. He was formally arraigned in Shelby Township on Friday.