Farmington Hills Police Arrest Detroit Officer Who Founded Nonprofit for Troubled Teens

Geoffrey Townsend, a Farmington Hills resident, faces charges of criminal sexual conduct, according to media reports.

Farmington Hills Police on Tuesday arrested a local resident and Detroit police officer who founded a program for troubled teens, according to media reports. 

According to WJBK-TV, Geoffrey Townsend faces four counts of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, after the mother of a 13-year-old contacted police. According to the report, "The criminal acts are alleged to have taken place between October of 2010 and August of 2012 inside Townsend's Farmington Hills home."

Townsend is founder of Reality Check Detroit. According to the non-profit's website, he has been a police officer since 2000 and created the 501(c)3 nonprofit to correct negative behavior in young people ages 6 to 14. The program includes a 12-week physical "re-instruction program" consisting of "military based, high impact exercises". 

Arraigned Tuesday in 47th District Court, Townsend remains in the Oakland County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond, the WJBK-TV report noted


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