Sport Michigan State's Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct

20:32  21 april  2017
20:32  21 april  2017 Source:   thescore.com

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Spartans defensive lineman Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct , Ingham County prosecutors announced today. About the same time as those suspensions were announced, Michigan State suspended one of its football staffers. A spokesman for Ingham

Michigan State defensive lineman Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct , according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press. He was kicked off the team on Friday afternoon.

  Michigan State's Auston Robertson charged with criminal sexual conduct © Icon Sportswire / Getty

Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, the Ingham County Prosecutor's office announced, according to Kyle Austin of MLive.com.

The charge stems from an April 9 incident, Austin reports, and is unrelated to an ongoing investigation that led to the suspension of three unidentified players and an anonymous program staffer.

Criminal sexual conduct in the third degree is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Robertson, 19, recorded three tackles and one forced fumble as a freshman last season.

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Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct Friday. According to Kyle Austin of MLive.com, Robertson was suspended from the team April 9 in relation to the investigation.

Auston Robertson , the former Michigan State defensive end arrested in April on sexual assault charges , reported a rape King, Corley, and Vance were charged by the Ingham County prosecutor on Tuesday—King currently faces charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct , third-degree

He was arrested and faced a misdemeanor battery charge in January 2016 over a 2015 incident in high school in which he allegedly improperly touched a female classmate. After entering a diversionary program in March 2016, the charge was dropped, the Detroit Free Press reports, citing court records.

Robertson's signing with the Spartans was announced shortly thereafter.

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