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Posted on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 6:24 p.m.

Trial set for Chelsea man accused of sexual assault

By John Counts


Michael Radant

Courtesy of WCSO

Michael Radant, the 37-year-old co-owner of a downtown Chelsea eatery charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual misconduct, had a trial date of April 8 set when he appeared in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Thursday.

Attorneys said they had not been able to reach any kind of resolution in the form of a plea deal yet.

A final pretrial hearing was scheduled for Feb. 21.

A 37-year-old woman told police Radant sexually assaulted her at a residence in the 700 block of North Main Street in Chelsea on Nov. 15. The two were acquainted for some time, police said. has previously reported that Radant is the co-owner of Ellie’s Chelsea, a burger and sandwich shop at 312 N. Main St. in the Clocktower Commons in Chelsea.

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Sun, Mar 31, 2013 : midnight

He plead guilty and allocated everything he did in open court


Sun, Jan 13, 2013 : 3:56 a.m.

James so quick to assume you know all. Nice attempt at a blind judgment but a little insider information for you and anyone who knows not of that which they speak. She never applied for a job there, have you even read the original story and follow-ups. They had known each other for quite some time. Glad to know you think him so nice;but guess what just because someone seems this way or that doesn't mean that's really who they are,or that they can't do a horrible thing.

James Staley

Sun, Jan 13, 2013 : 1:28 a.m.

Michael looks like a nice man that has been trying to run a business and a female did not get a job at his place of business so this is her way to get back at him, when I have gone to Ellie's after going to see one of my Doctors in Chelsea, Michael is always a nice man and working like a concern co-owner would be and it is too bad that this female would try to make him look bad, when the truth comes out, in court, it will be because she did not get hired and this is what happens when Michael told her NO.


Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 12:30 p.m.

He plead guilty!


Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 6:53 p.m.

I like to wait till the facts of the case come out before casting judgment. If you were falsely accused you might look unhappy-tick off as well.

Craig Lounsbury

Sat, Jan 12, 2013 : 12:51 p.m.

as mug shots go, he looks ornery in that one.