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Posted on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 4:13 p.m.

Ann Arbor man faces three sexual assault charges

By Kyle Feldscher

A 54-year-old Ann Arbor man is charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after he was accused of forcing an acquaintance to have sex on Thursday.


Richard Wilson

Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

Ann Arbor police Detective William Stanford said Wednesday Richard Wilson was arraigned on the felonies at the Washtenaw County Jail earlier in the afternoon. Wilson is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment in the 900 block of South Maple Road.

Stanford said Wilson knew the woman because she often called him to do odd jobs around her home, such as fixing the sink or doing other repairs.

“He basically wanted to take the relationship to another level,” Stanford said.

On the night of the incident, Wilson and the woman had gone to dinner and then went back to his apartment, Stanford said. It was there Wilson allegedly forced himself on the woman, prevented her from leaving and got violent, Stanford said.

The woman reported the incident to police shortly after the alleged assault and police began searching for Wilson. He eventually turned himself into police Tuesday morning after a short period of hiding, Stanford said.

Jail records show Wilson was held at the Washtenaw County Jail Wednesday afternoon. Information on his bond and next scheduled court date was not immediately available from jail records.

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Fri, Nov 23, 2012 : 1:49 p.m.

You have to be very careful as to what you ask someone to do for you. Yikes, all he would get from me would be cash (discussed prior to the job) Going to his home would not be an option.