GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The 16-year-old from Grand Rapids who was found murdered in Kalamazoo was also the victim in a sexual assault case scheduled to go to trial within months, the Kent County prosecutor said.
On Wednesday, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that Dumbuya was the victim in a criminal sexual conduct case against 42-year-old Quinn Anthony James. She was set to testify at his trial in April.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Capt. Shannon Bagley told 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday that James wasn’t being called a person of interest in Dumbuya’s murder, but that investigators are taking a hard look at him.
James is a former employee of Kentwood Public Schools, having worked there from October 2011 to November 2017 as a grounds and maintenance worker, district Superintendent Michael Zoerhoff said in a Wednesday statement.
Zoerhoff said James was fired after allegations arose that James was involved in the sexual assault of a student in the summer of 2017. The district said the assault didn’t happen on school grounds and that James didn’t meet the student while on the job.