Crime & Courts

Hearing for Michelle’s Beach House owner is postponed

Michelle Borin, center, and Leonard Devuono, left, in 2005, after the auction of Dennis Rader’s house.
Michelle Borin, center, and Leonard Devuono, left, in 2005, after the auction of Dennis Rader’s house. File photo

A Thursday preliminary hearing on a felony charge against the longtime owner of a Derby exotic dance club has been postponed, an official says.

As of late Wednesday, a new date for the hearing was not available, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

Michelle Borin, owner of Michelle’s Beach House, is facing a felony charge of obstructing apprehension or prosecution and a misdemeanor battery charge.

A preliminary hearing decides whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial. Borin was charged on March 30.

The obstruction charge alleges that around March 16, Borin “did ... unlawfully and knowingly aid” Leonard A. Devuono, her ex-husband. Devuono was convicted of attempted aggravated indecent liberties in 2006. He received probation, but was taken into custody by immigration officials before he could serve his probation in Sedgwick County.

The misdemeanor battery charge accuses Borin of having physical contact with a person, identified in court documents only by initials, “in a rude, insulting or angry manner,” around March 16, the same date listed for the felony charge.

Reach Tim Potter at 316-268-6684 or tpotter@wichitaeagle.com.

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