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Michigan State's Auston Robertson Charged With Sexual Assault

A Michigan State defensive lineman has been charged in sexual assault case.

Auston Robertson has been charged with sexual criminal misconduct for his involvement in an incident on April 9. According to the Detroit Free Press, Robertson was charged Friday morning.

From the report:

Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon this morning has charged Robertson, a sophomore defensive lineman, with third-degree criminal sexual conduct for an assault that allegedly that took place April 9 in Meridian Township.

The charges were sworn in 55th District Court Meridian Township Police, who are conducting the investigation.

Robertson was arrested in January 2016 on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an October 2015 incident at his high school. He was accused of improperly touching a female classmate and entered into a diversionary program as a result of the case.

Robertson, who was a four-star recruit, played seven games as a true freshman for the Spartans during the 2016 season. He racked up three tackles and one forced fumble.

Three other Spartan football players and a staff member were suspended indefinitely in February stemming from a January sexual assault case.

[Detroit Free Press]