Additional Charges Filed Against Bailey
Former Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Councilor Derek Bailey - who is awaiting trial on five charges of criminal sexual conduct involving two alleged underage victims in Leelanau County - will now face additional charges in Grand Traverse County. On Thursday, Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Cooney charged Bailey with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from allegations Bailey engaged in sexual activities with a person under the age of 13 on two occasions.
"There were some facts we wanted to shore up...and we wanted to take a wait-and-see approach first in Leelanau County" before pressing charges in Grand Traverse County, Cooney explains of the timing. "We feel at this time it's appropriate to file these charges for acts that specifically occured in Grand Traverse County."