By Rex Hall Jr.
KALAMAZOO - The decision on whether a Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputy may face charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the county jail will be made by the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities said Tuesday.
Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert said he received the case Tuesday from the Michigan Attorney General and hopes to make a decision about charges in the case by Friday.
“Absent further investigation, we should be able to make a decision this week,” Gilbert said.
Michigan State Police submitted their investigation of the deputy to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office on Sept. 6 and sought a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Prosecutors then asked the AG’s office to assign another county prosecutor’s office to review the case because of the deputy’s employment with the sheriff’s office.
State police began investigating the deputy, whose name has not been released, earlier this summer at the request of the sheriff’s office.