KALKASKA COUNTY – Charges were laid after the Michigan State Police investigated allegations of accosting a minor.
According to an MSP statement, in September 2023 troopers from the Houghton Lake Post were notified that a woman had allegedly been texting and snapchatting inappropriate things to a minor.
The victim knew the suspect, identified as 79-year-old Sue Ann Asch of Kalkaska.
The victim was interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Traverse City. Search warrants were obtained for Asch’s residence and several electronic devices were seized. The devices were sent to the MSP Computer Crimes Unit for analysis.
A report was submitted to the Kalkaska County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a felony warrant was authorized on Jan. 8. Asch was informed of the warrant and turned herself in. She was lodged in the Kalkaska County Jail.
Asch was arraigned Jan. 29 in the 87-B District Court in Kalkaska County on one count Accosting Children for Immoral Purposes. Her bond was set at $5,000 10%. Her next scheduled court appearance is on Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m.