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UPDATE: Ex-Michigan deputy charged in sex assault of boy, 16

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WEDNESDAY 1/8/20 12:39 p.m.

MENOMINEE, Mich. (AP) — A former sheriff’s deputy in Michigan’s southwestern Upper Peninsula has been charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy.

The EagleHerald in Marinette reports that Brian Helfert faces arraignment Jan. 22 on two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was arrested Monday and released after posting bond. Documents obtained by the newspaper state the boy told Menominee city police that sexual contact occurred Nov. 10 while he was at Helfert’s home.

Helfert was fired Dec. 19 from the sheriff’s office where he worked as a school liaison officer and juvenile crime investigator.

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Helfert’s attorney.

Menominee Co., Mich., Sheriff’s Deputy fired, currently facing allegations of sexual conduct with 16-year-old

THURSDAY 12/19/19 12:39 p.m.

MENOMINEE, Mich. (WFRV) — The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office says they have terminated the employment of the deputy for violating the Sheriff’s Office Policies, Procedures, and Rules of Conduct.

Earlier this month, a 16-year-old reportedly came forward accusing the deputy – Sergeant Brian Helfert – of sexual conduct, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks says no charges have been filed against Helfert as prosecutors continue to review his case.

Local 5 will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Menominee Deputy faces allegations of sexual conduct with 16-year-old

WEDNESDAY 12/4/19 9:24 a.m.

MENOMINEE, Mich. (WFRV) – A Menominee County Deputy could face criminal charges after a 16-year-old has come forward alleging sexual conduct.

According to the Menominee Police Department, Michigan Child Protective Services informed officers about allegations of Criminal Sexual Conduct by a Menominee County Sheriff’s Deputy against a Menominee High School student.

Police conducted an investigation and have submitted a warrant request asking for authorization of potential criminal charges.

Officers say the investigation is ongoing and requests that anyone with further information about this incident, or potential victims of other such incidents, please contact the Menominee Police Department at (906) 863-5568.

Local 5 will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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