STATE OF MICHIGAN v. DOUGLAS PAUL GUFFEY

Michigan Horse Trainer Charged with Sexually Abusing 4 Girls

A Michigan horse trainer is behind bars after being accused of sexually abusing four young girls.

Doug Guffey was arraigned yesterday in Genesee District Court. He is facing four charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to Richfield Township Police Detective Lt. Tony Craig.

Craig says his office received a complaint regarding Guffey’s alleged actions. Authorities investigated and he was arrested Friday. His alleged victims are minors over the age of twelve.

Guffey operates Advance Farm, Inc. which his website classifies as a “premier registered quarter horse farm” – a place where his ad says he “mentors kids.” Craig says Guffey utilized Craigslist to post ads for available “apprenticeships.”

Craig says Guffey does not have a criminal record. His bond is set at $1.2 million.

The investigation is on-going. If you have information or know someone who has been a victim, call the Richfield Township Police Department at 810-653-3565.


UPDATE – Convicted June 2013
7 counts criminal sexual conduct involving four girls