21-Year Vet Could Face Life In Prison If Convicted
LANSING - A Michigan State Police trooper accused of sexually assaulting two women he met at a Lansing-area bar has been charged with 10 felonies.
Joseph Donovan, 48, was arraigned Wednesday.
Donovan, a 21-year veteran assigned to the Lansing post, was placed on unpaid suspension.
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, who was appointed special prosecutor in the case, charged Donovan with six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, three counts of third-degree CSC and a count of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.
Leyton said a 28-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman were assaulted.
Donovan's preliminary exam will be held Nov. 5 in Lansing. He didn't have an attorney on record with the court.
If convicted, Donovan could face up to life in prison.
"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing." - Martin Luther King (United States Constitution, Bill of Rights)
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