Local college professor charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with minor

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 1:12 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:32 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An Allen University professor was arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Michael Alan Lane, 35, was arrested on October 6 and charged with three counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Lane is the Mathematics Department Chair and received the 2020 SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award, according to his biography on Allen University’s website. Lane also taught classes at the University of South Carolina.

Warrants state that Lane engaged in sexual battery with the victim between November 1, 2018 and November 1, 2019.

A spokesperson with Allen University released a statement regarding the incident saying:

“Dr. Lane is currently on leave, that is all we have to share at the moment.”

Lane is currently being held in the Lexington County Detention Center, his bond was denied.

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