Michigan State Police data shows few local arrests for sexual assault

thMichigan State Police data shows only a few people in Mount Pleasant and Union Township were arrested for sexual assault  in 2014.

According to the data, 39 incidents of sexual assault were reported to Mount Pleasant law enforcement officials in 2014.  However, only six people were arrested.

One person was arrested for first degree sexual penetration of a penis in a vagina. There were 11 incidents of this type of sexual assault reported.

One person was arrested for sexual penetration that involved anal or oral sex in the third degree. Third degree criminal sexual conduct usually involves incidents were the victim is 13 to 16.

Two other people were arrested for forcible sexual contact and two other people were arrested for an undefined sex offense.

There was 12 incidents of sexual assault were reported to law enforcement in Union Township in 2014. Two people were arrested for an undefined sex offense.

The Michigan State Police data includes incidents reported to the sheriff’s department, police departments and state police. For this story, Insider defined sexual assault to be all forms of sexual penetration and forcible sexual contact.  The category listed as “sex offense other” was included as well.

Sex Crime Type in Mount Pleasant Number of Incidents
SEXUAL PENETRATION PENIS/VAGINA CSC 1ST 11
SEXUAL PENETRATION PENIS/VAGINA CSC 3RD 6
SEXUAL PENETRATION ORAL/ANAL CSC 1ST 1
SEXUAL PENETRATION ORAL/ANAL CSC 3RD 2
SEXUAL PENETRATION OBJECT CSC 1ST 2
SEXUAL PENETRATION OBJECT CSC 3RD 1
SEXUAL CONTACT FORCIBLE CSC 2ND 3
SEXUAL CONTACT FORCIBLE CSC 4TH 9
SEX OFFENSE OTHER 4
Total 39

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