mathis otis ap photo e1282761048266 Judge Modifies Bond For Ex School Board Prez

Otis Mathis (AP, FIle)

A reprieve was issued Wednesday for former embattled Detroit School Board President Otis Mathis.   A judge has ruled that Mathis can have contact with children within his own family. 

The judge earlier had ordered Mathis to stay away from all children. 

Mathis is awaiting trial, accused of fondling himself sexually during a June a meeting with Teresa Gueyser, the former Detroit Public Schools superintendent.

Judge David Groner modified the bond provision, noting that there are no allegations against Mathis involving children.

He resigned in a letter to the board June 17.

In it, Mathis wrote that he  “made inappropriate actions toward a professional employee of the board.”

Mathis faces up to 90 days in jail if convicted on charges of misconduct in office and disorderly conduct.
(Copyright 2010 WWJ Radio. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. )


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