Recently, the Fairview Heights Police Department began investigating allegations of sex assault, stemming from incidents which occurred in Fairview Heights, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. At this point, three victims have been identified, all teen or preteen males, during the time of occurrence.
The suspect in the case has been identified as:
Michael L. Lindsey
M/W, 35 years of age
Formerly of 9333 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights.
A joint investigation including Oklahoma state and local police, FBI, and the FHPD, came to a conclusion this past week.
On Monday, January 7, 2019, the St. Clair County State Attorney’s office issued the following charges against Lindsey:
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault-Class X Felony
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse-Class 2 Felony
Lindsey, who at the beginning of the investigation was working as a full-time officer for a local police department in Oklahoma, has a bond set at $500,000 (10% cash); he is currently being held in Oklahoma awaiting extradition back to St. Clair County.
The Fairview Heights Police would like anyone who is believed to have been victimized by Lindsey to contact the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Fairview Heights Police Department at (618) 489-2130. Lindsey is believed to have lived in Madison and St. Clair counties until mid-2010 when he moved to Oklahoma.
• All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.