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

20:32  21 april  2017
20:32  21 april  2017 Source:   theScore

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Auston Robertson (Photo: Michael Allio, AP). 13 CONNECTTWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE. East Lansing — Michigan State football player Auston Robertson has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct

A member of the Michigan State football team was charged on Friday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct . Auston Robertson , 19, was charged Friday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct by the Ingham County Prosecutor' s Office in a case unrelated to three other players being

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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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Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon charged Robertson , a sophomore lineman, with third-degree criminal sexual conduct . Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson during the spring game at Spartan Stadium, Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Michigan State freshman defensive end Auston Robertson was charged with third-degree sexual assault Friday morning. The maximum prison sentence for third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Michigan is 15 years.

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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