GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A former tutor who was convicted eight years ago of sexually abusing a student was paroled Tuesday.
Abigail Simon, 43, had been in a state prison since January 2015.
Her trial in November 2014 garnered national attention as she mounted the defense that she was the victim of rape by a 15-year-old Grand Rapids Catholic Central student. The jury didn’t buy it and she was found guilty on four felony charges: three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes.
She was sentenced to between eight and 25 years.
Simon had appealed her conviction, but it was upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2016.