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Newaygo man accused of sexually assaulting a child

Posted at 10:37 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 22:37:10-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Newaygo man is facing life in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Thomas Herman, 53, is charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Michigan State Police say they became aware of the assaults after a child reported being sexually assaulted by a family friend.

An investigation determined it had been happening since December. Herman was arraigned on the charges Monday and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Each first-degree charge is punishable by up to life in prison. Second-degree is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.