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Farwell couple face CSC, child porn charges

By Pat Maurer

Review Correspondent

A March 7 complaint to Farwell’s School Liaison Officer about the distribution of child pornography led to an investigation, criminal sexual conduct charges and charges of distributing sexual explicit material against a Farwell man and woman.

Clare County Sheriff’s Department Deputies investigated the allegations, discovering evidence of CSC involving females under 16 years old. The investigation led to the March 22 arrest of Darin Michael Champine, 45, for three counts of CSC in the 2nd Degree; and to the arrest of Angela Lynn Parrish, 41, on the charge of three counts of distributing sexual explicit material.

Champine was arraigned in 80th District Court on the charges and bond was set at $75,000 cash/surety.

Second Degree CSC felony charges include allegations of sexual contact with a victim 13 years old or younger or with a victim 13-16 years old by a person in authority or related to the victim.

Conviction of second degree criminal sexual conduct carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison and registration on the sex offender registry.

Parrish was also arraigned in 80th District Court and her bond was set at $25,000 cash/surety.

Conviction of the distributing sexual explicit material, a felony, carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison and/or a fine of up to $50,000. Possession of sexually explicit material is an up to four-year felony and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Both Champine and Parrish have posted bond and are awaiting preliminary examinations.

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