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Former Mount Pleasant swim coach arraigned for criminal sexual conduct with a minor


Mugshot of David Alsager

Former Mount Pleasant Public Schools swim coach David Alsager was arraigned on Tuesday for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Alsager, 66, appeared on March 3 in Isabella County Trial Court where he was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl. His preliminary hearing will be on March 19.  Alsager did not make an appearance at the arraignment. He is currently out on bond.

According to a press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Alsager was arrested on Feb. 26. After receiving a complaint about his behavior on Nov. 30, Mount Pleasant Police opened an investigation, which led to his arrest.

He is the husband of Mount Pleasant city commissioner, Mary Alsager.

She said neither she nor her husband was able to comment on the case. 

Alsager was involved with local youth swim organizations. He coached at Mount Pleasant Public Schools and the Pacers Swim Club. He also coached the Mount Pleasant High School girls' swimming and diving team for more than a decade, according to an article from Up North Live. Alsager also previously served on the Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation commission.