No charges to be filed in EL sexual assault case

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jan 27, 2016

The Ingham County Prosecutor's office has decided not to file charges in an East Lansing sex assault case reported in December.

The alleged assault was reported in the 1100 block of Michigan Avenue on December 15, 2015. Two days after the report was filed, ELPD received a tip regarding two men that were possibly involved in the case. The following day, ELPD had one subject in custody on unrelated charges and three days later the other subject was also arrested on unrelated charges.

Both men were interviewed about their involvement with the case and various evidence was seized, including the vehicle involved – a blue GMC Yukon. It was originally reported that three men were involved; however, the investigation revealed only two men. It was also originally reported that the vehicle involved was a red van.

Following ELPD’s investigation, the case was turned over to the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. On Jan. 21, the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office notified ELPD of its decision not to prosecute the case.