HS Softball Coach, Out on Bond for Sex With Girls, Caught in Motel Room With One of the Victims

Coach Thomas Dennis Powell mug shotSome people just don’t get it. The cops arrested you for having an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl (or two). You posted bond so you don’t have to sit in jail until the trial starts something in the next five years. But as part of your bond, you have to agree NOT to see any of your alleged victims. How hard is that? Apparently too hard for one Thomas Dennis Powell, 59, a former volunteer softball coach at Rochester Adams High School (MI) who was forced to move into a motel because his home was within 1500 feet of the high school–much too close for someone charged with a sex crime. Unfortunately for him, the cops were able to follow him around based on one of those leg-mounted tether/GPS devices and realized that he had scheduled a redevous with one of his “girlfriends” (17) at his room. Yeah, he’s back in jail and his bond has been raised from $10,000 to $100,000.

Tell us the truth ladies: it’s this guy’s “bedroom eyes” that get you, don’t they?

Details now from the Detroit Free Press:

Thomas Dennis Powell, 59, was free on bond when he was tracked by police this week via his court-ordered GPS tether to the Concorde Inn hotel in Rochester Hills, where he was found with a 17-year-old girl who was “voluntarily with the suspect,” according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Although the girl no longer lives with her parents, Powell had been ordered in March to have no contact with her or with a second girl because both were victims of criminal sexual encounters with him, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Powell was returned Wednesday to the Oakland County Jail and appeared via video today in a hearing at 52-3 District Court in Rochester Hills where his bond was increased from 10% of $100,000 — or $10,000 — to the full $100,000 cash, Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said.

Powell had been staying at the Concorde Inn after one of his earlier bond conditions required him to move from his Rochester Hills home because the house was about 1,500 feet from Adams High School, too near for those charged with a sex crime, the court had ruled.

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