On July 27, a woman who was attempting to leave her home in Branch County’s Kinderhook Township was stopped by a large piece of wood blocking her driveway. She got out of her vehicle to move it when she was attacked.
A Battle Creek man who had been accused of rape and other crimes has now had charges against him dropped. The man had been arrested after a man and woman accused him of sexually assaulting the woman at gunpoint.
A Bedford Township man has now been arrested after a series of crimes allegedly stemming from a failed attempt to pay for sex. Authorities say that the 29-year-old suspect met up with the victims, one male and one female, at the Romantix Adult Store on Michigan Avenue.
28-year-old James Smith was in US District Court in Grand Rapids Thursday, and sentenced to 20 years in prison for a charge of sex trafficking of a minor. Prosecutors say that Smith, along with three other co-defendants, forced two 14-year-old runaways into prostitution, gave them drugs and threaten…
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says that around 2pm Saturday, a woman had been jogging along E. MN Ave. near S 31st St. in Comstock, when a vehicle parked on the side of the road a little ahead of her; as she approached, a male suspect got out and began chasing after her.