Defense to file motion in Kimball Camp sexual assault case

Pinkowski is tentatively scheduled for a continued pretrial conference at 1 pm May 8 in the 1st Judicial Circuit Court.

Pinkowski is tentatively scheduled for a continued pretrial conference at 1 pm May 8 in the 1st Judicial Circuit Court.

HILLSDALE — Attorneys representing Patrik John Pinkowski, 27, charged with sex crimes against a teenager at Kimball Camp in 2022, intend to file a motion in the case.

Pinkowski appeared in the 1st Judicial Circuit Court April 3 via video teleconference for a pretrial conference which was adjourned to 1 pm May 8 as the court was still waiting on transcripts from a preliminary examination hearing held March 22 in the 2B District Court where details of the alleged sexual assault were placed on the record.

The context of the defense’s motion was not discussed in open court April 3.

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The victim — whose name is being withheld due to the age and nature of the alleged crimes — tested March 22 that she was working at the camp in Reading Township last summer as a counselor in training and that things between her and Pinkowski escalated between June and July.

During a game of Cards Against Humanity, Pinkowski started making inappropriate comments and gestures toward her, she said.

Pinkowski would talk to her about masturbation and at one point in time made a sexual advance.

At another point, Pinkowski allegedly used a blood pressure monitor on her to determine if she got excited when asked if she had ever masturbated to the thought of him.

During another incident Pinkowski placed his hand in between her thighs and slapped them back and forth to simulate sexual sounds; during this incident his hand brushed against her vagina, she said.

During cross examination, Pinkowski’s attorney, Mary Chartier-Mittendorf, asked the victim if it were true she had confided in a friend that she wanted to have sexual intercourse with Pinkowski. She answered yes.

Chartier-Mittendorf also asked if there was ever a time when she had sat on Pinkowski’s lap and he pushed her to the floor, to which she again answered yes.

Following the rebuttal, Judge Megan Stiveson found there was sufficient probable cause to support binding over charges of accusing a child for immoral purposes and second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Stiveson found there was not a baseline established to support two other counts of charging a child for immoral purposes nor a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration; those charges were dismissed.

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Pinkowski — a graduate student at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health — was interning at Kimball Camp in 2022 as a health officer when the alleged crimes took place.

Kimball Camp issued a statement following his arrest stating that his internship ended abruptly when the incident was brought to their attention and that they notified the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services promptly, which launched a Michigan State Police investigation.

Pinkowski faces up to 15 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections if he is convicted as charged.

— Contact Reporter Corey Murray at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter: @cmurrayHDN.

This article originally appeared on Hillsdale Daily News: Defense to file motion in Kimball Camp sexual assault case

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