Lee Chatfield sexually assaulted
Former Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield's sister-in-law claims he began sexually harassing her as a teenager while she was a student at the Northern Michigan Christian school.
The existence of the police report was first disclosed by Lansing City Pulse on Thursday evening.
The criminal complaint submitted by the woman, who is now Chatfield's sister-in-law, is being investigated by Michigan State Police and Lansing Police Department.
She added, "He wrecked me and has dominated my life since I was 15-16." To file a criminal (complaint) against him, come forward."
Rebekah Chatfield told Bridge that she documented her claims in a criminal complaint filed with Lansing police last month.
Under the state's public records legislation, the city refused to divulge the complaint to Bridge, claiming on Monday that doing so would jeopardise a "ongoing investigative action."
The report is being investigated by state detectives in northern Michigan, according to Shanon Banner, a spokesperson for the Michigan State Police.
Rebekah Chatfield claimed she is coming forward with sexual assault charges against Lee Chatfield in the hopes of motivating vulnerable teenagers who are afraid to disclose abuse.
Lee Chatfield could not be reached for comment either personally or through family members on Thursday or Friday.