Ecorse educator charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct

Hani Barghouthi
The Detroit News

A school administrator in Ecorse was arrested Monday morning, a month after he was charged with criminal sexual conduct, school administrators and prosecutors said.

Melven Conway was charged Feb. 1 with first-degree criminal sexual conduct against a person younger than 13 years-old, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. 

Conway, 45, an assistant principal at Ecorse Community High School, was taken into custody at a school building Monday morning, according to Ecorse Public Schools Superintendent Josha Talison. 

The arrest came after a police report was made in the spring of 2021 and a warrant was presented to the prosecutor's office by the Detroit Police Department in September, Miller said.

The alleged crime took place in a Detroit home, officials said. 

Conway was scheduled to be arraigned later Monday in 36th District Court before Magistrate Joseph Boyer.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office assisted the Detroit Police Department in making the arrest, communications director Erika Erickson said.