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Attorney General Schuette files for reinstatement of charges against former SGA president Ian Elliott


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Former SGA President Ian Elliot poses for a portrait on April 4, in Moore Hall.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed for charges to be reinstated against a former Central Michigan University student.

On Oct. 31, Schuette filed a motion in Isabella County to reinstate the charges against Ian Elliott, 24, of Cheboygan, who previously served as the CMU SGA president in 2016. 

Elliott was originally charged with two felony counts of sexual misconduct in the third degree and one felony count of assault with attempt to penetrate. The incident happened on Sept. 1, 2016, where Elliott allegedly sexually assaulted CMU graduate student Rachel Wilson

A trial was previously scheduled for May 7, 2018, but the case was dismissed by the Isabella County Prosecuting Office on April 6, 2018. 

“Reinstating these charges is about justice for survivors of sexual assault and making sure that those that hurt others know the consequences of their actions,” Schuette said in a press release.

The motion to set aside the dismissal, resume proceedings and set the case for trial is at 1:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at the Isabella County Trial Courthouse in front of Judge Mark H. Duthie.

Elliott served as SGA president from August-December of 2016. He stepped down on Dec. 5, 2016, citing “personal reasons.”

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