LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – A former Jackson County elementary school teacher will appear in a Jackson County courtroom this morning.
Joseph (Josef) Comperchio, 66, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison and four counts of second-degree CSC, a 15-year felony.
Comperchio is accused of sexually abusing two people while he was a drama and music teacher at Saint John Catholic School in Jackson. The incidents reportedly occurred between 1974 and 1977 while the victims were between the ages of 9 and 11.
It is all a part of state Attorney General Dana Nessel’s clergy abuse investigation.
Comperchio was arrested in September in Fort Meyers, FL. He waived extradition and was returned to Michigan on Oct. 1.
WILX will continue to update this story throughout the day.
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