Tennessee man arraigned after attempt to enroll as MCC student

February 15, 2024

Kevin Gerald Flick

Tennessee man arraigned after attempt to enroll as MCC student

SCOTTVILLE —A 21-year-old Fort Campbell, Tennessee man was arraigned Thursday, Feb. 15, in 79th District Court on four counts related to his attempt to enroll himself as a student at Mason County Central High School after meeting an MCC student online.

Kevin Gerald Flick has been charged with child sexually abusive activity, child sexually abusive material possession and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the female victim is 17 years old.

Flick was arrested at the scene by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Feb. 13, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 at 2:32 p.m., a Mason County Central School employee became suspicious of a male who was attempting to enroll at the MCC school,” said Sheriff Cole. “The employee alerted Deputy Luke Postma, the Mason County School resource deputy assigned to school, who immediately made contact with the male and started an investigation. Through the investigation, it was discovered the suspect, a 21-year-old male from Fort Campbell, Tennessee, had allegedly attempted to enroll at MCC as a 17 year old. Deputies were reportedly provided various names and dates of birth before learning the suspect’s true name and age. He had allegedly met an MCC student online in an effort to engage in a relationship with that student.

Flick flew from Tennessee to Grand Rapids and then found transportation to Mason County where he met the victim.

Child sexually abusive activity is a felony punishable by up to seven years imprisonment and/or a $50,000 fine.

Child sexually abusive material possession is a felony punishable by imprisonment up to four years and/or $10,000 fine.

Punishment for using a computer to commit a crime varies.

A preliminary examination is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m.

Bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000.


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