Traverse City News and Events

Trial Dates Set for Derek Bailey

June 30, 2015

Jury trial dates have been set in the case of Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Tribal Councilor Derek Bailey, who is facing five counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two alleged underage females. Following a final pretrial conference set for July 27 at 8am in 13th Circuit Court, Bailey faces trial August 18-20 and August 25 on two charges of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree, and on August 26-27 and September 1-2 on three charges of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

Bailey - who is being held without bond in Leelanau County Jail - faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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