Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings resigns

Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 18:34:42-04

Stuart Dunnings will resign from his position as Ingham County Prosecutor. The resignation will be effective as of July 2, 2016. The letter of resignation that he submitted to Ingham County officials states that he will be on medical leave until July 1, 2016. The letter also states that he does not intend to run for the office of prosecuting attorney in the next election.

Dunnings was arrested earlier this month on prostitution and pandering charges. The charges came to light during a federal investigation into a human trafficking ring based out of Michigan in 2015.

Investigators say Dunnings paid for sex hundreds of times with multiple women between 2010 and 2015. Contact with these women allegedly took place via escort websites. The Attorney General's office says evidence also showed Dunnings allegedly induced a woman to become a prostitute, resulting in the pandering charge-- which is a 20-year felony.

He was scheduled to check into a treatment facility in Tennessee