Patrick Hickey sentenced to 1 year in jail, 5 years probation

Patrick Hickey sentenced to 1 year in jail, 5 years probation

LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (WTOL) - Patrick Hickey has been sentenced to one year in Lenawee County Jail and 5 years of probation for having sex with a student more than 30 years ago.

He must complete 500 hours of community service, register as a sex offender, and is never allowed on any school property again.

The former Washington Local School board member plead guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Lenawee County Court in May.

Hickey admitted to touching a student's buttocks for his own sexual gratification while he was teaching at Addison Local Schools.

He had previously denied any accusations against him.

Kandi Foley, a victim of Hickey's, spoke to the judge before sentencing and said she and Hickey had a sexual relationship from age 14 to 17. She also said he took her virginity.

Foley said she was in love with Hickey back when he was her 23-year-old teacher and basketball coach, and started a relationship when she was 14.

Foley said after giving Hickey chances to admit his guilt and come clean but his continuance to deny any allegations against him, she begged the judge for a sentence of jail time so her predator could finally take ownership of what he had done.

Hickey also addressed the judge before he was sentenced, saying he was sexually abused by an older brother and that is what caused him to prey on his students.

But he said since his time in the Addison Michigan school district in the 1980s, he has gotten help and hasn't victimized anyone else.

The maximum sentence for Hickey's crime was 9 months in jail, but the judge decided a one-year sentence with a strict 5-year probation term to follow was more appropriate for the crime.

Several of Hickey's victims were in the courtroom, and looked on as he was put in cuffs and punished for his actions.

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