Joseph Comperchio (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

Fort Myers man gets 5 new charges of sexual abuse against children after 2 more victims come forward

Michigan’s attorney general has filed five additional charges against a Fort Myers man after accusations of sexual assault against two more minors in the 1970s.

Joseph Comperchio, 67, originally had six charges pending involving sexual abuse of minors, but five more have been added.

Comprerchio was arrested back on September 14 on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He is accused of sexually abusing the minors while he was the drama and music teacher at St. John Catholic School in Jackson County, Michigan in the 1970s.

Of the five new charges filed, four are second-degree criminal sexual conduct against two different victims, both of whom were under the age of 13 at the time. The fifth was while one victim was physically helpless, second-degree criminal sexual conduct–injury to incapacitated victim. All of these charges are 15-year felonies.

He was arrested in Fort Myers on Sept. 14 following the first set of charges. He waived extradition and was returned to Michigan on Oct. 1. He is scheduled for a bond hearing at 1 p.m. Friday in Jackson County 12th District Court before Judge Joseph Filip.

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