Co-owner of downtown Chelsea restaurant charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct
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A 37-year-old man who is the co-owner of a downtown Chelsea eatery has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual misconduct.
Michael Paul Radant, of Chelsea, was arraigned on the two charges Sunday, police said.
A 37-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted by Radant in the 700 block of North Main Street on Thursday, Chelsea police chief Ed Toth said.
"It (was) not a stranger," he added. "It was a person he knew. They've known each other for quite some time."
The woman came into the Chelsea Police Department to report the incident on Friday.
Police could not go into much detail, but Toth did point out that third-degree criminal sexual conduct involves both force and penetration.
"It's someone forcing (their self) on someone else," he said about the charge.
Radant is the co-owner of Ellie’s Chelsea, a burger and sandwich shop located at 312 N. Main in the Clocktower Commons in Chelsea, along with his mother, Judy, and brother, Steve, according to a previous AnnArbor.com story.
"It's an allegation at this point," Judy Radant said when reached by phone Monday evening.
Judy Radant also confirmed the two knew each other.
"There are a lot of issues that entered into this," she said.
Radant is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on $10,000 cash or surety bond.