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Sexual misconduct investigation leads to arrest of Brazil man

Friday, September 7, 2012

On Aug. 31, Brazil City Police Department Detective Johnnie Bohnert arrested Timothy J., Michael, 38, Brazil, for sexual misconduct with a minor.

After a weeklong investigation, Det. Bohnert was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Timothy J., Michael.

The investigation determined that Michael had been having sexual relations with a 14-year-old female over a period of time.

Michael was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on the charge of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a class B felony.

The victim's name in this case is being withheld due to her age.

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such a small story on such a severe criminal act. why isn't this guy's mugshot plastered all over the paper? therefore; parents would know who to keep their children away from. and why didn't this story hit the paper sooner? it would make sense to me that predators and petifiles would be just as great of a concern to the community as the drug busts, drunk drivers, robberies, wanted persons, etc.

in my opinion, this is a more severe crime than the ones forementioned. anyone who preys on children, women or the elderly; are the worst of the worst.

great job det. bohnert in getting this person of the streets. you have got alot of respect in my book. keep up the good work!

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Sun, Sep 9, 2012, at 9:52 AM

I would even add that they should run a full page of pictures and addresses of those on the list. After all "the public has a right to know".

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sun, Sep 9, 2012, at 2:41 PM

There is a publication called watchdog weekly they sell it at Caseys gas station. It shows all of the mug shots and arrests from the surrounding area.

-- Posted by MS660 on Sun, Sep 9, 2012, at 4:38 PM

They need to post his picture!

-- Posted by c1iwant on Sun, Sep 9, 2012, at 10:19 PM

I agree that his picture should be printed - to me, this crime is worse than growing pot.

-- Posted by indianamama on Tue, Sep 11, 2012, at 5:18 PM

Wonder if this girl is lying should they put her picture up on here? Someone is lying, it could be either one of them!

-- Posted by driverdude on Tue, Sep 11, 2012, at 8:15 PM

I know ythe little girl in this story....and she is in a lot of pain as is her family. I agree his pic should be a full page thing and I also think that at least once a month the Times should run a list including pictures of scum like him. The little girl in this story is not a liar and the person who commented that she might be should have more compassion.

-- Posted by lifelongbrazil78 on Thu, Sep 13, 2012, at 1:15 AM


(1) just the improprieties and the association of a 38 year old male with a 14 year old female is clearly a red flag.

(2) i don't think that det. bohnert would have based his probable cause on just the word of a fourteen year old female. there would have had to have been other evidence and/or facts to support his action in seeking a warrant for the arrest; or no warrant would have been issued.

(3) the main subject of these comments has been about posting his picture; not the integrity of a young female.

(4) and as a parent; if this was my daughter or any other father's child, they would have been issuing a warrant for an arrest on a more serious charge. maybe he is lucky; that all his has recieived so far is just a little public embarrassment.

(5) anyone that would make a comment like yours; makes me wonder.

-- Posted by madmarkbedwell on Thu, Sep 13, 2012, at 7:00 AM

yea if he is found guilty. some people are falsely arrested for this and their name is splattered all over everywhere and then they r found innocent but them and their family go thru hell for nothing exspecially the kids of the falsely accused. I do not think the accused name should be mentioned either until found guilty. I used to look at these stories the same way as you, but now that this has hit home i think twice about it til they are PROVEN GUILTY.

-- Posted by pennymoore403 on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 7:11 AM

Innocent until proven guilty, thats what we have in America, but most of you have already convicted this guy. This story is so misleading, we see no evidence, nor do we now the facts, yet the people here are slandering this guy. From what I have heard, there wasnt even any DNA collected from the guy, and he was only arrested on probable cause. When or if he is found guilty, then you can call it what it is, but when or if he is found innocent, will you same people come back and apologize? Im beting no.

-- Posted by JudgeNJury on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 2:39 PM

I know the guy in this story and he has never been a liar either---so everyone should make sure they know the details of the story they are commenting on!!! His life has been turned upside down because of this! People should think about the impact of the stories they tell and the stories they comment on. The child is not the only 'victim' here.

-- Posted by NMichael696 on Mon, Sep 17, 2012, at 2:54 PM

Lets be real here, a judge looked at evidence & signed a arrest warrant so something took place!!! I say that about the pending Moore case also. I think all trails should be held with the public being "kept in the loop" I know if I was made aware of when their trials where I FOR SURE would attend.. Most of these type cases have priors but never actually caught, they get away with it then think their invincible... Ya just never know!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Sun, Sep 23, 2012, at 8:21 PM

Just now as I finished reading the paper I came across a filing to end Timothy J Micheals marriage!!!! Apparently his wife believes SOMETHING happend!! Way to go Jennifer, hold your head high & RUN!!! Staying with the men that commit these hainus crimes is a crime in it self. Your doing the right thing.

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Sun, Sep 23, 2012, at 8:44 PM

Ok I have kept my mouth shut and let people talk long enough. rukidding, you know nothing about what is transpiring in his marriage. I happen to know that the divorce is due to a long standing lack of communication that made his wife unhappy. He tried. She had planned to divorce him over it before he was accused of this. She just took advantage of the fact that he was gone to go file. If she thought he was guilty, he would not still be living at home. So keep your nose out of things that you know nothing about. He is more devastated over the loss of his wife than the stupid accusations flying around about him by loud mouthed know-it-alls armed with little to no information or facts. His divorce is not his fault. He did all he could to save it.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 12:14 AM


She took advantage of the fact that he was gone to go file but the next sentence he's more devastated over losing his wife than these accusations.... CAN'T have it both ways here.. I'm sure their marriage wasn't good look was he's accused of!!! I stand by what I said, RUN,Jennifer,far & FAST!!!! Its not your fault HE'S done this all by hisself...

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 7:29 AM


I know the man in question, you do not. Your comments are proof of that. His marriage is his business and his wife's. You just stay out of it. Because you have no clue what you are talking about. Even his wife says her timing is lousy.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 7:41 AM

BTW: He was gone because he was in jail over this. So your condemnation of my earlier statement is invalid. It does work both ways. He had no choice in the matter.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 8:01 AM

Your right I don't know either, but I can tell Jennifer is one smart cookie!!!! Thats what I know!!! I wouldn't stay with a accused chomo either!!! RUN girl RUN!!! BTW her timing is perfect!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 12:53 PM

Well, you're obviously a moron who has already condemned him and therefore your opinion is worth less than spit. What happens if he is found to be innocent? I'm betting you will still talk crap because that's what you are. Good day!

-- Posted by knighthawke on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 1:18 PM

Obviously they have something on him or there wouldn't have been a warrant after a lenthly investigation... DUH!!! If found NOT gulity then I will eat crow & apolize but my gut says this moron won't have to!!! You should not judge by him being your friend but what the article says... Now who's a moron?!? I would always stand by my friends also, thats very honorable, but NOT when its a crime againist children!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 1:45 PM

What they have is probable cause and the word of a 14 year old girl whose parents do not trust enough to let her leave the yard. She had been caught SNEAKING OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! So by all means, let's hear how honest you think she is. The man in question is a family man who loves his wife and kids and if he were anything like that, then odds are, his daughter or her friends would have been victimized and said something by now. In answer to your question, You are still the moron. All he ever does is complain that people seem to care more about dumb animals than they do children. For the record, he is not a friend. Just someone I know very well.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Mon, Sep 24, 2012, at 1:56 PM

SNEAKING OUT TO SEE HER CHOMO MAN TOY PERHAPS???? Is all I see now.. If her parents can keep her in the yard then kudos to them but I really doubt they went on just HER WORD!!! We shall all see in the end in Moore's case too...BTW animals aren't dumb!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 1:13 AM

Sure, because 14 year old girls are hot after 38 year old married men with a fat gut and covered in hair. He is not the type of guy that a teenage girl would even want. I don't believe a word of it. She is protecting someone. I'll bet she continues to sneak out even if he is convicted. BTW: Animals are actually very intelligent when compared to you.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 9:49 AM

Maybe he gives her attention or money, something she's not getting at home.. Your very defensive for a guy who's NOT a friend you just know very well... Its good he has friends like you really, his wife & kids left & he will need another shoulder to cry on.. BTW your insults tickle me!! LOL Must be hitting close to home... Hehe!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 12:39 PM

He still lives at home with his wife and kids. None of them believe the charges. None of his kids parents believe the charges. in fact, no one who knows anything about him believes the charges. I know this because the first thing he did when he found out he was being accused was call everyone who he thought should be informed. Including parents. I am defensive because over this because it could happen to anyone. The man has worked hard to gain a positive reputation, then this happens. Do you really think it matters whether he is guilty or not? He was accused and arrested and is awaiting trial. His name is ruined. He will be lucky to get a job at Kellogg's after this. He is a Graphic Major, who has already had 3 published works. Soon to be 4.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Tue, Sep 25, 2012, at 1:14 PM

I seriously hope you dont think having a good job and and good reputation is a good defense here. So many people have been proven guilty of crimes like this, from actor to athletes, politicians to priest. It really makes no difference what race, class, profession, religion, or occupation you may have, if there is proof, then the guy is guilty.

-- Posted by JudgeNJury on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 12:30 PM

Well, I talked to the man in question today, and he has been instructed by his lawyer not to share anymore. He only said that it is all word of mouth and nothing more. Therefore, I have nothing more to add after this. Suffice it to say that I believe him and so does everyone who knows him. It does not matter what the rest of you think. He will outlive this. Because actions do speak louder than words. Words are all that they have. Therefore he can be condemned, but never proven guilty.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 2:56 PM


Its up to the jury & judge to find a verdict in this case as well as the Moore case... Your talking (typing) outta both sides of your mouth.. 1 post he lost everything next post he's home with his happy family & wife isn't divorcing him.. You make no sence!!! It doesn't matter what he's done in his life it only matters if he messed with the girl in question!! I really don't think they went on just someones word or the jail would be FULL if that's all it took... Come on... You can believe him all you want it only matters IF the courts believe him... There was an investigation so I don't buy the word of the girl story at all!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:58 PM

Then don't. It does not matter what you think. I'm done.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 10:04 PM

Should have been done 5 posts ago at least!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 10:27 PM

ya well my ex beat me all the time. when i left him for good no one cld believe he was an abuser. its been 12 yrs and he still lies and says he nvr did it. the police and hospitel have it on record bt he says he didnt do it. so how does anyone know hes tellin the truth. what molester says i did it. i messed with a kid take me to jail. lol NONE

-- Posted by lifeistooshort1971 on Sat, Sep 29, 2012, at 9:36 PM


OMG!!! How true your statement is!!! I dont see even the convicted ones taking ownership!! Your right on the money!!!

-- Posted by rukidding?!? on Mon, Oct 1, 2012, at 2:12 PM

I am not a real judge!!!

-- Posted by JudgeNJury on Sun, Nov 10, 2013, at 2:51 PM

JudgeNJury, why do I get the feeling we not only know each other, but have spoken recently? If I am right, you need to contact me and let me know who you are. That is driving me nuts.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Tue, Nov 12, 2013, at 2:09 AM

Everyone keeps referring the Moore case - I have heard a little bit but I can never find anything in the Times about it. Was it ever in here?

-- Posted by indianamama on Tue, Nov 12, 2013, at 9:57 AM

A 43 year old male, just got arrested for the same thing, the juvenile has birthed a child from him. It has taken since March of this year for them to finally incarcerate the piece of trash. There has never been one update or notice of his sentence either. This paper protects the Child Molesters in this town. We all should know who to avoid letting our children be around. Picture, Name and update on whereabouts, sentencing and all. Maybe if there were more done to them for their actions these sickos would stop.

-- Posted by dazedconfuzed on Thu, Nov 14, 2013, at 8:51 AM

Well, you are assuming that he actually did it. Mr. Michael was arrested on plain word of mouth. I have looked at the evidence package. There is no medical evidence to support the claim that she even had sex on the night in question. I have seen the evidence. I have watched the videos and the whole thing looks like a setup to me and everyone else who has seen it. If he is innocent, then his name and personal information is none of the public's business. Besides, he was honest about the accusations from the beginning and everyone still trusts him. This is merely a witch hunt.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Thu, Nov 14, 2013, at 10:48 AM

Whether He is guilty or not will be up to a jury that's the bottom line.

How ever everyone of you has to look at the real facts of how manipulative Teen's are today.I am not saying this girl is guilty either,but there has to be more to the story then what has been written in the article.

I see every day,in stores,shopping centers,movie theaters,church, young girls anywhere from 12 to 18 who look like they are over 20.An example was a friend of ours daughter 13 at the time put on a dress,high heels,makeup,jewelry,and went with her parents and uncle@aunt,to at least 10 Casino's in Vegas and gambled right along with her family,was never asked for an ID card at any of them,she looked well over twenty one when dressed up and lets face it I would bet that girl was doing tons of things behind her parents back.Just my Honest opinion

-- Posted by T-REX on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 9:21 AM

Well, T-REX, I am glad to see you are not bias. In the police report, the girl gave 3 different stories about where she was. Her parents claim to have had evidence but cannot account for any of it. Her dad says that he found incriminating material on the girl's phone, but then immediately deleted it. Would that not be something you would want the police to see? There is more evidence suggesting it is a setup, but I will not post it here until after the trial. It could damage his defense. I know he is innocent and I wish him the best of luck. My thoughts and prayers are with him. Because the reality is, it only took the word of the girl to get him prosecuted. That means this could happen to anyone at any time or reason. It could even happen to him all over again. It is an unfair system and though a jury can rule him guilty, they can never make him guilty.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 10:24 AM

Thank you knighthawke,what really tees me off in most cases like this is the fact the accused name is plastered all over the new's and his life is ruined.yet the girls are never mentioned and they can continue on as they always have and probably hurt others in the future.

I really believe its time they change the law to protect juveniles from 14 up,lets face the fact these kids are more mature,smarter and a whole lot more devious than they were 30 yr's ago.

-- Posted by T-REX on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 11:19 AM

Here is an example.

In Ca parents can be held liable for damage thier kids do like painting graffiti on peoples houses or overpasses and be made to pay for the clean-up.

But not held liable if their 12 yr old kills someone with a stolen handgun at 2 in the morning

-- Posted by T-REX on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 11:33 AM

I agree. The laws need to change when it concerns allegations of sex crimes. A lawyer is just a public servant. But when that lawyer becomes a prosecutor or a judge, they become politicians and its all about what will further their careers. Especially the prosecutor. It doesn't matter whether they think the person is guilty or innocent. They don't care. They're paid to get convictions. The more convictions they get, the better their careers look. The result is they then manipulate the jury with what-ifs. The defendant is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. The burden of proof is supposed to be on the state. But the prosecution knows as well as anyone that he is going to be assumed guilty the moment he steps into court. I would recommend he ask for a bench trial.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 11:39 AM

...and they wonder why prisons are crowded.

-- Posted by knighthawke on Fri, Nov 15, 2013, at 11:43 AM

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