BRIGHTON WOMAN GETS JAIL SENTENCE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT OF TEEN
January 24, 2019
A Brighton woman who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teen has been sentenced to 11 months in jail. Paige VanCamp, 26, was sentenced Thursday in the 39th Circuit Court in Lenawee County by Judge Anna Marie Anzalone. She was sentenced to 11 months in the Lenawee County Jail with credit for 12 days served; five years’ probation can have no contact with children under age 17 and must register as a sex offender. VanCamp was originally charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct. VanCamp pleaded guilty to second degree criminal sexual conduct in December in a plea deal, and had faced up to 15 years in prison.
The victim, who was 16 at the time of the incident in 2016, went with VanCamp to Adrian. VanCamp eventually took her to the home of Shane Rodgers, a 32-year-old Adrian man, said Angela Borders, chief assistant prosecutor in Lenawee County. At Rodgers' home, the girl was given alcohol and assaulted, Borders said.
According to the arrest warrant and a charging document from the Michigan State Police included in her court file, VanCamp drove the victim to Adrian on Sept. 20, 2016, to have sex with herself, another woman and a man, the Daily Telegram reported in May. The teen was given whiskey until she was intoxicated and pressured into having sex with the man. Rodgers was sentenced in April to five years in prison, according to the Daily Telegram. In March, he took a plea deal, agreeing to plead guilty to a reduced count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. As part of the plea agreement, the charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct and habitual offender notice were dismissed.