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Victims of Former CMU Student Government President Have Their Day in Court

Posted at 5:07 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:07:59-04

LANSING, Mich. — Rachel Wilson and Landrea Blackmore read their victim statements this afternoon in Isabella County Court as defendant Ian Elliott pleaded no contest to one felony count of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. Elliott, who was charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct (3rd degree) and one count of assault with intent to commit penetration, was sentenced to a minimum of 366 days in prison up to a maximum of 180 months by Isabella County Chief Judge Eric Janes.

Elliott was Central Michigan University’s student government association president and a member of Phi Kappa Tau when he assaulted Wilson and Blackmore.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, whose office led the prosecution of Elliott, thanked Wilson and Blackmore for their courage.

“It is never easy for victims of sexual assault to speak out, report their crimes and face their attacker,” said Nessel. “Ian Elliott used his position to take advantage of these young women and continued to rally his supporters in an effort to shame his victims. They stood strong and I am grateful for their persistence.”

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