Prosecution prevailed today after the Supreme Court of Guam upheld the 2017 criminal sexual conduct conviction of Michael Elhert. In its Opinion, the Supreme Court rejected the defendant’s arguments that he was denied a fair trial and confirmed that there was sufficient evidence presented to prove the sexual assault.
“The victims in this case were resilient throughout this process; they are truly courageous. With this decision, I can only hope it brings them some closure and aids in the healing process,” said Attorney General Leevin Taitano Camacho.
A jury convicted Ehlert of Attempted Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a Second Degree Felony. He was sentenced to four years incarcerated at the Department of Corrections with all but two and half years suspended.
The defendant must be added to the Sex Offender Registry.
To read the Opinion in full, click here: http://oagguam.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Ehlert-opinion.pdf