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Detroit Police Officer Charged In Sexual Assault Of Minor

(CBS DETROIT) - A Detroit police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor, Fox 2 News reports.

On Wednesday, April 6, Michael Anthony Carson, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Oakland County.

Sources told Fox 2 News that the assaults have been going on for seven years and the victim is believed to be the only victim assaulted by Carson.

"The allegations stemming from this investigation, which have spanned several years, are disturbing and do not represent the overwhelming majority of the hardworking men and women of the Detroit Police Department. The DPD will continue to cooperate with the investigation." Police Chief James White said in a statement. "Today, I am making a request to the Board of Police Commissioners that the officer-involved be suspended without pay pending the outcome of this matter."

Law enforcement from other jurisdictions are investigating this case, which could lead to more charges.

Carson is being held on on a $750,000 cash/surety bond.

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