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Posted on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 3:47 p.m.

EMU student faces charge of sexually assaulting sleeping man

By Kyle Feldscher

An Eastern Michigan University student faces a charge of sexually assaulting an incapacitated person after a warrant was filed for his arrest Monday.

An 18-year-old man faces one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct of an incapacitated person for the Nov. 6 incident at Wise Residence Hall. Police said the man, whose listed address is at Wise Hall, entered a room at the dorm and touched a sleeping man in a sexual way.

Police said the man was asleep when the 18-year-old entered through an unlocked door. Another man was sleeping in the room when the suspect entered. will release the man’s name once he has been arraigned. EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes said Monday police are trying to get in touch with the man in order to get him to turn himself in.

In November, Heighes told the suspect maintained his innocence and denied any sexual assault took place.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 11:51 p.m.

" EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes said Monday police are trying to get in touch with the man in order to get him to turn himself in." Well, perhaps if the police just leave their door unlocked and take a nap, the suspect will get in touch with them...


Tue, Dec 4, 2012 : 3:18 p.m.

That's funny!


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 11 p.m.

Has the accused been living in the dorm since the alleged incident? That must be very tough on all concerned if he is.

Adam Karr

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 10:37 p.m.

I am a resident on the floor that this happened on. I'm really interested in why this story is just now breaking. Why wasn't this handled a month ago when it happened? I heard about it the next day, and would think that authorities could've taken care of the situation just as quickly.

Kyle Feldscher

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 : 1:47 p.m.

Adam- The story broke about a month ago after it was initially reported. The charges are just coming now. I'm assuming that's due to the time it took for police to investigate.


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 9:45 p.m.

Are we talking 2 or 3 men now?


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 9:07 p.m.

Police said the man, the man??? Those police are funny folks.

Julie Baker

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 9:11 p.m.

Thanks, we've corrected that error.