Former SGA President Ian Elliott waives preliminary exam in second sexual assault case
Former Student Government Association President Ian Elliott has waived the preliminary exam he was scheduled for in the second sexual assault case he is facing, according to court documents.
Landrea Blackmore, 22, who testified against Elliott in his first sexual assault case, filed separate charges against him. Elliott was arraigned March 4 on one count of criminal sexual conduct of the third degree (oral penetration).
Elliott is already facing trial on two counts of criminal sexual conduct of the third degree and one count of assault with intent to commit penetration. He was accused of sexually assaulting CMU graduate student Rachel Wilson on Aug. 31, 2016 after meeting her at The Cabin.
Elliott’s defense declined a second chance to hear the Blackmore's testimony in court, since she had told her story during the hearings in Wilson's case.
The Isabella County Court has not yet set a trial date. There is one final pre-trial hearing and settlement conference scheduled for March 25.