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Posted on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 1:50 p.m.

Man charged with raping Eastern Michigan University student

By Amalie Nash

A 30-year-old man was charged today with breaking into an Eastern Michigan University student's home and sexually assaulting her Monday morning.

Jermaine Ulysses Shropshire was arraigned this morning on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree home invasion and felonious assault with a knife.


Jermain Ulysses Shropshire

Shropshire is accused of entering the woman's home in the 600 block of West Cross Street at about 10:30 a.m. Monday and sexually assaulting her at knifepoint.

Officers arrested a man in the area following the assault and were investigating him. It was unclear today whether Shropshire was the person arrested.

Ypsilanti Detective Sgt. Troy Fulton couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The sexual assault and felonious assault charges stem from Monday's incident. The home invasion charge stems from a burglary in the 600 block of North Adams Street.

Shropshire will remain in custody until further court dates, police said.

Ypsilanti police earlier said they were investigating Monday's incident in conjunction with a series of recent home invasions around the EMU campus.

The most recent campus-area break-in occurred at 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Emmet Street. According to police, a resident responded to a knock at the front door and also heard the bedroom screen ripping.

The resident went to the bedroom and saw a laptop being pulled out of the window, police said. One person was detained during that investigation, but no further details were available.



Wed, Jun 23, 2010 : 1:02 a.m.

Anyone wanna play guess the race of the victim? Eastern michigan university has to be one of the most crime ridden and dangerous schools in the state.surprise, its also the blackest. Interested in getting a college degree in being a victim of savage nigger crime? Try EMU! Remember this attack? Laura Dickinson and her rapist murderer, the nigger, orange taylor III. This nigger had already been caught breaking into the womens dorms once and nothing was done about it until a young white woman was murdered. She then had her murder covered up by the county coroner, the Vice president of the school (who shredded documents), and the police.

Ypsi Now

Thu, Jun 17, 2010 : 7:59 a.m.

The YPD had better make certain this is the right guy. It's a pretty big leap from larceny from motor vehicle to rape without some sort of assault in between.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 4:54 p.m.

pulled him up on and what a surprise, he was just discharged in February of 2010, i'm sure before completing his entire sentence.

John of Saline

Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 4:43 p.m.

The crime itself is depressing.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 4:26 p.m.

John of Saline, What's depressing about getting a rapist off the streets? I hope he's the right guy and I hope he's gone for a long, long time.

John of Saline

Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 3:33 p.m.

Amalie, do you ever get to write happy stories? You always seem to get the depressing ones.........


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 3:15 p.m.

No no DO NOT leave an open window. There was a time you could do that but these break ins are getting crazy lately. Don't think anything on your porch is safew either. Bicycle, stereo, grill...nothing is. Don't leave any cans or even recycle containers in a viasable area if possibler, as that can bring them in looking for cans...or at least they can claim that and it deosn't seem like a big deal.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 2:53 p.m.

Congrats to Ypsi PD! I like the quick work. I wish Ypsi could be closer in safety to Ann Arbor. Maybe some day.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 2:46 p.m.

@cd_booth: definitely dont leave your windows open when you're away. we dont live far from here either, and our house was broken into a few weeks ago while we were away. in middle of the day. Our break in wasnt reported on, so you can assume there a lot more break ins than what you read here. I suggest getting an alarm for piece of mind. if someone breaks in, you'll wish you had one, trust me.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 2:38 p.m.

I hope they are right and this is the guy! Great work thank you thank you thank you!! I live between both of these locations...very scary stuff!


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 2:02 p.m.

Ughh...I live close to all this. Looks like I won't be leaving my windows open during the day anymore and keeping my bat close at night... I'm glad some arrests are being made.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 1:44 p.m.

Scary stuff. Glad I have a loaded gun.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 1:42 p.m.

Put this degenerate away for a long time!


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 1:19 p.m.

That's some fantastic police work. Thanks a lot Ypsilanti PD.