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Posted on Wed, Mar 7, 2012 : 5:20 p.m.

Man charged in Ann Arbor sexual assault held on $50,000 bond

By Kyle Feldscher

A 22-year-old man is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $50,000 bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Ann Arbor Monday night.

Deandre Connor, of Ypsilanti, was arraigned Wednesday at the Washtenaw County Jail and was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of Maynard Street, according to police. The alleged assault occurred in a public place, and Connor was arrested blocks away from the scene.

The victim was known to Connor, according to police. was unable to reach Ann Arbor police Detective Dave Monroe, the investigating officer for the case, Wednesday afternoon for more details on the case.

Connor said during his arraignment Wednesday he receives disability, is single and has no children. Friends who were watching the arraignment from the lobby of the 14A-1 District Court on the TV screens available for public viewing declined to comment.

If convicted, Connor faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on each third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and 10 years in prison for the assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

Connor also appeared in court on a misdemeanor assault and battery charge stemming from a Sept. 19 incident in Ypsilanti. He was scheduled to attend a pretrial hearing regarding the case in December but didn’t show up, according to court officials.

If convicted on that charge, he will face 93 days in jail.

He pleaded not guilty in both cases and will return to court next week. He has a hearing on the assault case at 8:30 a.m. March 14 at 14A-2 District Court in Ypsilanti and a preliminary exam scheduled for the sexual assault case at 8:30 a.m. March 15 at the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township.

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



Thu, Mar 8, 2012 : 11:20 a.m.

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