2003-2004 preliminary Examination on CSC Charges for Michael terpening 

The documents below represent the Preliminary Examination for Michael Terpening for Criminal Sexual Conduct charges filed by the Barry County Prosecutor's office in 2003. The Prelimary Examination was held in 2004.

The charges were bound over for trial, but later the prosecution was forced to drop the case as the witness stopped cooperating.  The prosecution alleges in the Neglect Case, currently pending to terminate Terpening's parental rights, that Terpening was able to get the witness to stop cooperating by promising the victim a truck. Terpening allegedly welched on the deal with the victim.