A former Ann Arbor priest, who also served in Hillsdale and Jackson, has been sentenced in connection with a sex abuse investigation that involved incidents dating back to the 1980’s. 

74 year-old Timothy Crowley pled guilty, back in August,  to two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. 

On Wednesday, Judge Patrick Conley sentenced Crowley to one year in jail and five years probation! 

The sentencing was announced by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

In a statement issued by her office, Nessel said Crowley’s case was one of nine that were investigated by the Clergy Abuse Investigation Team–It was the final case to be wrapped up.  

Crowley was arrested in Tempe, Arizona in 2019, following an investigation by Michigan State Police into allegations of sexual misconduct involving an altar boy who told investigators he was ten years old when the alleged abuse began in 1982–It continued while crowley served at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hillsdale in the mid-1980’s and at St. Thomas Rectory in Ann Arbor. 

The case was dismissed after a preliminary examination, but the Attorney General’s office successfully had the decision reversed in the Court of Appeals.

As part of the sentencing agreement, Crowley will undergo sex offender treatment, and be required to register as a sex offender. 

Timothy Crowley 


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