Man admits to breaking into home and sexually assaulting EMU student
A man accused of sexually assaulting an Eastern Michigan University student after breaking into her home pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree home invasion and an added count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Court records show Jermaine Shropshire waived his preliminary hearing last Tuesday and entered the plea deal with prosecutors for the June 14 attack.
Counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault with a dangerous weapon will be dismissed at sentencing Aug. 23.
Police said Shropshire, who was released from probation in February for multiple theft convictions, broke into the 22-year-old victim’s home in the 600 block of West Cross Street through a window and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.
Shropshire is also accused of attempting to break into a home on North Adams Street the same day, and that case is pending. He remains in custody without bond and faces up to 20 years in prison for home invasion and up to 15 years on the sexual assault.
Art Aisner is a freelance writer for AnnArbor.com. Reach the news desk at email@example.com or 734-623-2530.