The preliminary exam for North Middle School math teacher Andrea Deanna Brennan has been adjourned until Sept. 5 at 34th District Court in Romulus.
On Monday, Aug. 6, Judge Brian A. Oakley presided over her scheduled pre-exam, and agreed to postpone the preliminary exam, previously set for Aug. 8, so the defense attorney could have more time to gather evidence and prepare her defense.
Brennan waived her guarantee of a preliminary exam within the required 14 days.
Judge Oakley also agreed to an amended complaint and advised defense attorney Loren M. Dickstein that the photo and piece of paper he sought would be turned over to him by the Van Buren Township Police Department.
Judge Oakley granted Brennan’s request to go to Tennessee to visit family Aug. 10-14.
Brennan is charged with two felonies – distributing sexually explicit material to a minor and use of a computer to commit a crime – and a misdemeanor of furnishing alcohol to a minor.
These charges stemmed from a 1:30 a.m. July 10 incident when VBT police investigated a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot of Beck Road Ball Field and found Brennan and a 15-year-old North Middle School student allegedly consuming alcohol.
A search warrant found her personal cell phone showed a history of text messaging between her and teenager’s cell phone, along with one topless photo of Brennan that was sent to the teen’s cell phone.
She is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
Courtroom reporting by Diane Madigan.