Sophomore admits to sexually assaulting student in his dorm room


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A Central Michigan University student admitted sexually assaulting another student in his Saxe Hall dorm room after returning from a party at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21.

Sophomore Logan Lemke, 19, was charged Feb. 1 with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, capturing and distributing images of unclothed adults, surveilling unclothed adults and possessing child sexually abusive material. Lemke's probable cause hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Feb. 9. Bond is set at 10 percent of $20,000. 

Lemke admitted to CMU police that he touched a sleeping person's genitals and took pictures using his cell phone, according to the court report. The interviewing officer seized Lemke’s iPhone at the end of the interview.

During the interview with police, the student who was assaulted said between midnight and 2 a.m. he recalled flashes of someone touching him. When he woke he said his underwear was between the mattress and the footboard of his bed, according to court documents.

In addition to the criminal sexual conduct, CMUPD identified more than 1,200 images of males changing clothes and more than 600 images showing males sleeping, some pornographic in nature, in Lemke’s possession. Many of these images date to 2012 and 2013 and include male subjects under the age of 18 at the time.

CMUPD obtained warrants to search Lemke’s primary cell phone and dorm room for surveillance equipment. These search warrants and Lemke’s interview led CMUPD to finding thousands of images located on two other cellphones — an iPhone 5s and a black Motorola.

The males in the photos are not connected to the Jan. 21 incident and have yet to be identified, according to CMUPD. An additional investigation to identify the subjects of the photos will be conducted.

Lt. Cameron Wassman of the CMUPD said law enforcement is only receiving information from the victim of the criminal sexual conduct.

“At this point, we only have (identified) one victim of the criminal sexual conduct, so we’ll have to see if additional information comes in or not,” he said. “So if you read (the court documents), the thousands of images we found, we don’t know who these people are."

CMUPD is working with law enforcement in Ubly, Lemke's hometown, to identify the subjects, Wassman said. 

“Will we ever find out who all these people are? Maybe yes, maybe no, nobody knows for sure," he said. 

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