ANN ARBOR, MI — A former University of Michigan professor could be facing up to 15 years in prison after being charged with two counts of transporting a minor girl across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual conduct.
Stephen Shipps, 67, was arrested Thursday morning in Ann Arbor, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider. Shipps was employed by the UM School of Music, Theatre and Dance as a violin professor. He retired in February 2019, the release said.
The indictment by Schneider’s office alleges that in February, March, June and July of 2002, Shipps transported a girl under the age of 18 across state lines and intended to engage in sexual activity with her.
If convicted of both counts, Shipps faces a statutory maximum penalty of 15