A former University of Guam professor who was convicted of sexually assaulting more than one student has asked the Parole Board to take him off supervision.
In October 2017, Michael Ehlert was convicted of sexually assaulting at least two of his college students during parties he held at his Talafofo home.
Ehlert was found guilty of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct as 2nd-degree felonies.
At a parole board hearing held on Thursday, Ehlert requested for unsupervised off-island parole.
This request caused Speaker Tina Muna Barnes and others to write letters to the parole board asking that Ehlert’s request be denied and that he be held accountable with supervision maintained.
“Approval of his request for unsupervised off-island parole risks creating societal consequences. It is our duty as people who uphold the ethical standards of power to come together to protect and maintain the safety of all. Approval of his request will send a message to our people that these crimes are minor and of little importance,” said the Speaker.
The parole board has taken the matter under advisement.