Man faces criminal sexual conduct charges after disappearing with 15-year-old Plymouth Twp. girl

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - A 37-year-old man from Northville has been charged with having sexual contact with a teenage girl.

Robert Louis Messer faces first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges as well as a count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

Messer was arraigned Thursday in Plymouth District Court.

Authorities say Messer and the 15-year-old girl disappeared after they were seen together Sunday.

The two were found Tuesday in a Washtenaw County field. Investigators say the pair had been in a long term relationship and the sexual contact between the two started when the victim was as young as 12 years-old.

Investigators asked for a high bond and said they believe Messer is a flight risk.

During his video arraignment, Messer said "I am not a threat to anybody."

Bond was set at $2,000,000 10%.

The mother of the 15 year-old girl said she is doing fine, but will be gettting counseling.

The mother says she feels betrayed by Messer, a man who she thought was a family friend.


Police have said they left notes expressing their love for each other.

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