Ex-music professor indicted on sex charges involving minor


FILE – This April 7, 2017 file photo, shows Burton Tower on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Several former patients have alleged that Robert E. Anderson, a late University of Michigan physician, sexually abused them during exams going back decades, prompting the Ann Arbor school to ask others with information to come forward, officials said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Hunter Dyke/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A former music professor at the University of Michigan has been indicted on charges that he transported a minor across state lines to engage in sexual conduct.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit says 67-year-old Stephen Shipps is expected to be arraigned via video Thursday in federal court.

Shipps, of Ann Arbor, was arrested Thursday morning.

The indictment alleges that on several occasions in 2002 a girl younger than 18 was transported across state lines for sexual activity.

The case remains under investigation. The Associated Press was unable Thursday morning to determine if Shipps has an attorney.

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