The former University of Michigan violin professor has been charged with transporting a minor girl across state lines for sex.
Shipps, 67, is presently free on a $10,000 bond. The trial commences on December 22.
It is alleged that in February, March, June and July of 2002, Shipps transported a girl under the age of 18 across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity with her. Shipps retired from the University at the end of last year.