Septmber 13, 2007
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Corrigan sentenced Michael A. Flory, 33, of Jackson, Mich. Flory, dressed in a jacket, white tie and dark blue button-down shirt, was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.
Other charges, including rape, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and gross sexual imposition, were dismissed when he pleaded guilty July 24.
July 25, 2007
Michael Flory, 32, pleaded guilty to sexual battery in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on the opening day of his rape trial. He faces up to five years in prison and $10,000 fine when he’s sentenced on Sept. 13. In that he is also a licensed insurance broker, he will likely face revocation of both his law and insurance licenses.
He had been indicated for rape, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, gross sexual imposition and witness intimidation.
Prosecutors said that Flory escorted an intoxicated 21-year old fellow delegate to her hotel room after an evening of partying. According to police, Flory attacked the woman, who also resided in Michigan, when she was on the verge of passing out. Prosecutors said that Flory attempted to stop the woman from proceeding with a complaint against him.
The victim, now 22, was present in the courtroom to hear Flory plead guilty before Judge Peter Corrigan.