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Gridley Herald

Solis Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Jan 17, 2024 05:06PM ● By Seti Long

GRIDLEY, CA (MPG) - On Friday, January 12th, Michelle Solis appeared in Butte County Superior Court to be arraigned on multiple charges.

Solis was arrested November 13th, 2023, after a Gridley Police Department press release reported that evidence was obtained by investigators revealing the school teacher was in a sexual relationship with a former student. In addition, explicit images of her were found in the possession of the juvenile. Solis was subsequently booked into Butte County Jail on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor -261.5 (d) PC. According to court documents, Solis posted bail on November 14th and was released.

Solis appeared before Judicial Officer Kurt W. Worley, represented by her attorney, Matthew Clinton Smith, and entered “not guilty” pleas on two felony charges: unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor -PC 261.5 (d) and distributing harmful matter -288.2 (a) PC.

At that same time, a Criminal Protective Order (136.2 PC) was served on Solis requiring that Ms. Solis have no contact and keep 150 yards away from the protected party, referenced only as “J.A.” by the Court.  The no-contact protective order was granted by Judicial Officer Worley.

Solis also signed a 977 PC form, waiving her right to be present at each court date and allowing her attorney to represent her at future hearings.

Solis is set to appear in Butte County Superior Court on January 25th at 8:30 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.