GHT man, 21, charged with sex assault of 12-year-old

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is a felony in Michigan. When the violator is age 17 or older and the victim is less than 13 years old, it is punishable by a sentence of at least 25 years and up to life in prison.

Lt. Steve Kempker of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred just before midnight Thursday. Following an investigation, deputies arrested Hitsman on Friday.

The incident remains under investigation by Ottawa County detectives.

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