Former student sentenced to minimum one year in jail for criminal sexual conduct


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A former Central Michigan University student was sentenced to a minimum of one year in jail following a January sexual assault that happened in Saxe Hall.

Logan R. Lemke pleaded no contest to one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct. Judge Mark H. Duthie ordered Lemke to a minimum 12 months in jail and five years of probation for the felony on Aug. 21. Lemke will be held in the Isabella County Jail.

Lemke, 20, was arraigned in Isabella County Trial Court in February on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, possession of child sexually abusive material, capturing an image of an unclothed person and surveilling an unclothed person. The latter three charges were dismissed.

Lemke must pay $958 in court fines and fees, although bond was cancelled. Lemke originally posted at 10 percent of $20,000 bond. Restitution has been left open and will order if defendant or family needs counseling, according to court records. Lemke can have contact with his brother.

Lemke admitted to sexually assaulting another student in his Saxe Hall dorm room after returning from a party at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21. He told CMU police that he touched a sleeping person’s genitals and took pictures using his cell phone, according to a court report. An interviewing officer seized Lemke’s iPhone at the end of an interview.

The person who was assaulted told police he recalled flashes of someone touching him. After waking up, he said his underwear was between the mattress and the footboard of the bed, according to court documents.

CMU police also identified that Lemke possessed more than 1,200 images of men changing clothes and more than 600 images of men sleeping. Some were pornographic in nature. Many images dated from 2012 and 2013 and included male minors.

Police obtained warrants to search Lemke’s primary cell phone and dorm room for surveillance equipment. Police eventually found thousands of images located on two additional devices — an iPhone5s and black Motorola.

Lemke is no longer listed as a CMU student. He was a 19-year-old sophomore at the time of the incident.

Tony J. Moses served as Lemke's appointed attorney.


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