CHEBOYGAN - Troopers from the Cheboygan Michigan State Police (MSP) post investigated an alleged child abuse case in Mentor Township which reports indicate occurred between Spring 2000 to the summer of 2001.
As a result of that investigation a multiple count felony warrant was issued by the Cheboygan County prosecutor’s office for Chasity Lynn Huff (Compton), age 29, of Lakeland, Fla.
According to reports from the Cheboygan MSP post Huff allegedly sexually abused two boys, ages four and five, at a Mentor Township residence in 2000 and 2001. Huff reportedly restrained the two young boys, locked them in rooms and exposed them to pornography. Huff was a live-in girlfriend of the boy’s father, Earl Whitney, 32, Springfield, at the time of the alleged abuse.
Huff was extradited back to Michigan after her arrest in Florida on May 29. She was arraigned in Cheboygan County 89th District Court Wednesday and bond was set at $500,000.
Charges included multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, torture, first-degree child abuse, gross indecency between a male and female and habitual offender. Maximum penalty if convicted, is up to life in prison.
Whitney was arrested Monday in Springfield on two counts of first degree child abuse and arraigned Tuesday in 89th District Court in Cheboygan. The penalty for first-degree child abuse carries a maximum penalty of 15-year in prison.
Bond for Whitney was set at $10,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary exam Wednesday.
A June 24 preliminary exam has been scheduled for Huff.