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Posted on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 6:08 p.m.

Boy accused of sexually assaulting jogger in Ypsilanti Township park

By Paula Gardner

A boy described as 12 or 13 is sought in connection with the sexual assault of a jogger Thursday night in an Ypsilanti Township park.

The victim told the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office that she was jogging in an extension of North Bay Park near Grove Road and the I-94 Service Drive.

The boy grabbed her "while moving in a sexual manner," according to a news release. The woman, 40, turned and caused the boy to fall.

The boy then ran toward Grove Road.

The suspect has dark skin, and is described as possibly Hispanic or African American. He is about 5’0” tall, with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a black and red striped long sleeve shirt, black or red shorts and black and red tennis shoes with no socks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department Tip Line at (734) 973-7711 or Deputy Krings at (734) 971-8400 ext 67290.

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Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 4:47 a.m.

I wish I could start my own paper.. One that would have real news stories , headlines that truly matter to people and none of this crazy stuff that seems to be reported here. But this has also made me stop and think about a couple ,are runners who have just enough on to almost cover most of the do not show body parts bordering indecent ex-poser and when they, both male and female, stretch and bend using trees and poles .. are they committing lewd acts in public? Or maybe they are guilty of sexual assault on a tree.. Ok .. the kid was rude and needs a his umm.. bottom dusted by a parent and a few lessons of proper behavior in public but assault?? please.. I put this story right up there with the 20oz bottle with a firecracker in it headlined as BOMB FOUND IN ANN ARBOR PARKING STRUCTURE!! omg. really?

Chaz H

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 2:02 p.m.

That's hands down my favorite park in the area for running.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 2:29 p.m.

Maybe she just ran into him and was afraid of a lawsuit.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 12:11 p.m.

Who was "moving in a sexual manner"? and what does that mean?

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 : 4:58 a.m.

Part of why this is such a bad report.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 1:14 p.m.

Exactly, what does that mean?

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 4:24 a.m.

What's the justification for labeling this a sexual assault? As far as I know, under Michigan law sexual assaults (classified as various degrees of 'criminal sexual conduct') require either sexual penetration or sexual contact, neither of which this story seems to allege. Is this being investigated as a violation of some other Michigan sexual assault law?

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 10:40 p.m.

I'm amused at the attempt to report abuse on this comments, and hope Ann doesn't take them seriously. I've violated no rules, and trying to silence dissenting voices is the height of cowardice.

Andrew MacKie-Mason

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 1:24 p.m.

@TheGerman: And, as I made clear, that does not seem to allege the violation of any sexual assault statute in Michigan. Hence my question: Is there a Michigan law that I'm unaware of, or is the story inaccurate?


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 12:04 p.m.

"The boy grabbed her while moving in a sexual manner" What in the world does that mean?


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 7:27 a.m.

"The boy grabbed her "while moving in a sexual manner," according to a news release." Unless the story was updated after you posted your comment, you might want to try reading it actually.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 3:28 a.m.

Sure, just close the commentary now RIGHT? Just pretend it didn't happen.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 11:13 p.m.

thanks for cleaning up your act craig.i noticed you didnt use that highly offensive word ***ilation again.

Craig Lounsbury

Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 11:24 a.m.

we readers commenting, or not, have nothing to do with the posting of the story. Even if, hypothetically, any story has the comment section closed, the story is still readable by anyone. So i fail to see your point.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 3:22 a.m.

Gotta love the usual implict racism from this rag in "possibly Hispanic or African American". Glad you narrowed it down, crimestoppers! Lol at the clueless A2dotcom.


Sat, Mar 24, 2012 : 6:54 a.m.

A2 can onlyr report with the info given to them, then they follow up when they get more info. I'm thinking your the clueless one!!!


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 11:43 p.m.

Ypsilanti? This is news?


Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 11:49 p.m.

Cause this couldn't happen anywhere else?? Whats your point??

Craig Lounsbury

Fri, Mar 23, 2012 : 10:44 p.m.

another story short on detail but just enough obtuse "titillation" to invite violations of guidelines. Save yourself the time and just close commentary now.