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State Police: Woman held for days, assaulted by man

Kidnapping & sexual assault charges filed in Mecosta County investigation
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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 12:24:06-04

AUSTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police arrested a man from Mecosta County, after investigators determined he kidnapped a woman and held her against her will for two days.

On July 23 Michigan State Police received a tip about a woman being sexually assaulted in Austin Township. Troopers arrested the man that day.

MSP says the man kidnapped the woman, threatened her with a weapon, and sexually assaulted her. She was imprisoned at different homes over two days before police found her.

The 30-year-old suspect faces multiple charges, including Kidnapping, 1st and 3rd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. He's being held in the Mecosta County Jail awaiting his appearance in court.