Former corrections officer sentenced for attempting to have sex with minor
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A former Upper Peninsula corrections officer and school bus driver will spend more than a decade in prison after traveling out of the country to have sex with a minor.
The investigation into Michael Feighner began when an undercover Homeland Security Agent, posing as the father of three underage children, contacted Feighner, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge said.
Feighner, a 64-year-old man from Rudyard, arranged to meet the agent in Sault Ste Marie Ontario to have sex with the children, according to Birge.
The agent reported he was working from a list of people who frequented child porn websites and traded child porn.
After agreeing on a date to meet, Feighner was arrested at the International Bridge in Sault Ste Marie as he was trying to get into Canada, Birge said.
Feighner pled guilty to attempting to travel to a foreign country for the purpose of having sexual relations with a minor.
He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison, eight years of supervised released and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Feigher is a retired corrections officer from the Chippewa Correctional Facility in Kincheloe and later worked as a bus driver from the Rudyard Area Schools.