BYRON CENTER, Mich. (WOOD) - 24 Hour News 8 has learned the Grand Rapids Police Departmentarrested Tim Grider, 44, on Wednesday for being with aprostitute.
The teacher from Byron Center West Middle School was arraignedon Thursday. We obtained court documents that show he is facing onecount of gross indecency between a male and female committing andprocuring. This is a five-year felony or $2,500 fine and requiresmandatory AIDS and sexually transmitted disease tests.
Grider's bond was set at $5,000 bond. One of the conditions ofthe bond is Grider is restricted from frequenting the S. DivisionAvenue area in Grand Rapids for reasons of prostitution.
Byron Center Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Takensconfirms an employee was placed on paid administrative leave and"this employee was not in school today. So this employee found outoutside of school. I just wanted to reassure parents that it hadnothing to do with the school district or any children in theschool district. It was an incident that occurred away from thecommunity and last evening."
24 Hour News 8 spoke with Grider's attorney, Gerald Lykins, whoechoed a similar statement. He said the alleged incident does notaffect a student and did not involve anything that happened inGrider's professional capacity.
"Disappointment, sadness, maybe being upset. But mostly aboutthe welfare of children. When incidents are reported to me, thefirst thing I think about is how would that impact our children,"said Takens.
Takens says a school search Thursday by the Kent CountySheriff's Department was coincidental. It was unrelated to theincident involving Grider.
Grider's preliminary exam is set for the March 30.
24 Hour News 8 went to Grider's home in Alto, looking for hisside of the story. But no luck, as no one answered the door.
24 Hour News 8 discovered court documents that state Nicole RaeBrimmer, 21, is the prostitute that Grider was with when he wasarrested. She too was taken into custody and charged Thursday withthe same crime as Grider.
She is being held on a $15,000 bond.
As of October 31, 2008 she was on probation and charged with asecond offense of prostitution. That is because she was busted onJuly 9, 2008 for soliciting prostitution and a probationviolation.
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