Guam – Oral arguments will be heard tomorrow in the appeal of an ex-UOG Professor convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
In October 2017, Michael Ehlert was found guilty of sexually assaulting three university students. He was sentenced to 18 months of a possible 8-year incarceration.
But Ehlert has yet to serve a single day of that sentence. Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez allowed him to remain on house arrest pending his appeal.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of oral arguments on Ehlert’s attempt to reverse the conviction. At the time of his sentencing Ehlert maintained his innocence.
“Since the very beginning of the women’s claims, I have worked within the system to clear my name of these allegations. And I say “allegations,” decidedly because we still don’t know what happened that night. The women’s stories on the stand contradict each other. Nevertheless, I accept that the jury drew a conclusion and found me guilty on two counts of six charges. I accept. However, I continue to vigorously deny any wrongdoing and never had sexual contact with any of the students, as alleged,” he said previously.