Former Fabius Township Supervisor Has Case Bound Over
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, December 3, 2022

Kenneth Linn (photo courtesy of Kalamazoo County Jail)

(KALAMAZOO) – The case of former Fabius Township Supervisor Kenneth Linn is moving on to Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.

According to WWMT, a Kalamazoo County District Court judge announced on Tuesday that following a two day preliminary hearing, there was enough evidence to bind over the 57 year old Linn for trial. He is charged with four counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessell and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced on October 26 that Linn had been arrested and arraigned on the four charges.

The alleged incident happened in August 2010 in Kalamazoo County following a golf outing held at Sauganash Golf Course in Three Rivers. Linn allegedly had sex with a then 22 year old woman while she was drunk and was unable to give consent. The woman had been operating a beverage cart at the golf outing and Linn bought her drinks. He then drove her to her apartment in Portage where the incident happened.

Linn has maintained the sex was consensual.

A sexual assault nurse performed an exam on the victim the next day. The sexual assault kit was not submitted to the Michigan State Police Forensics Lab until December 2014, and returned to the Portage Police in January 2015.

A year later the kit was sent to a forensics lab in Utah, and in 2021 it was approved to be tested by the Michigan State Police. That test returned a positive test for Linn’s DNA.

Linn remains free on a $100,000 bond. No date has been set for his trial. If he is found guilty, Linn could face up to life in prison.


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