November 1, 2014

Pinconning School Board member found guilty of sexual misconduct resigns

By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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PINCONNING — Convicted of sexual assault and facing two years in prison, Pinconning School Board Secretary Keith Bock has resigned from his position.

Pinconning Area Schools Superintendent Darren Kroczaleski said that Bock officially resigned on Monday, June 13 during the district’s board of education meeting.

Kroczaleski said the position has been posted and candidates will be reviewed in the coming days.

According to the Bay County Circuit Court, Bock, 51, of Pinconning, was found guilty of one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and could face two years in prison and a $500 fine. Bock was found not guilty on two other counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual misconduct.

All counts are high-court misdemeanors and are punishable by up to two years in prison and a $500 fine. Bock is free on a $5,000 bond.

The guilty verdict was given by a jury in 18th Circuit Court in Bay County on Monday, May 23.

Bock will be sentenced on August 8.

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