Ex-Lion to stand trial in Fraser sex case
Ex-Lion to stand trial in Fraser sex case
Christine Ferretti The Detroit News
March 04, 2010 15:14 PMRoseville — A Fraser High School student took the stand Wednesday to describe how her track coach’s behavior made her uncomfortable when she invited him home to watch TV and eat pizza while her mother was at work.

But she testified the uneasy feeling escalated when the coach — former Detroit Lion Tommie Boyd — offered to pay her for sex.

During a hearing in Roseville District Court on Wednesday, the girl, now 16, detailed alleged encounters with Boyd that began when she was 14. She said the 38-year-old groped her and made inappropriate sexual comments on many occasions before she agreed to have sex with him for cash over the summer.

But after the deed, she said, Boyd failed to hold up his end of the deal.

“There was an agreement made by Boyd and myself,” she told Roseville District Judge Marco Santia. “He said that he would give me $5,000 if I slept with him.”

After hearing her account, Santia ordered Boyd to stand trial on charges of first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct and accosting children for immoral purposes for the incidents that allegedly occurred at the high school, the teen’s home and a motel on 13 Mile and Little Mack.

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