A Chula resident who was charged yesterday in Livingston County, is now facing allegations in Carroll County. Michael Thorne, 44, is charged with three counts of statutory rape in Livingston County and one count of the same felony charge in Carroll County.
According to the probable cause statements, the victim was fifteen years old at the time of the alleged activity that occurred in October and November of 2014. The document states Thorne engaged in sexual activity with the female at his workplace in Chillicothe, as well as in a deer stand on his family’s property in Chula, and the victim’s residence in Hale.
Bond in the Livingston County filing was set at $25,000 and a motion to reduce that amount was filed by Thorne’s attorney today.
A Carroll county judge has set bond in the case at $50,000.