Petoskey man accused of sexually assaulting multiple women
CHARLEVOIX — A 24-year-old Petoskey man has been arrested after police identified multiple allegations of women claiming he sexually assaulted them.
Tyler James McCallum is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct causing injury and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with force or coercion, according to the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
The original complaint was filed with law enforcement officials in October 2021 by a victim who said McCallum sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions throughout summer 2017. The victim said when the assaults took place, she didn't understand what sexual assault was and claimed "none of the sex was consensual," according to a spokesperson from the prosecutor's office.
A trooper from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post conducted the investigation surrounding the initial report. A lengthy investigation followed, and other women were identified as possible victims. One of the women alleged she also was sexually assaulted by the suspect on multiple occasions from 2017 through 2019.
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A report was turned over to Charlevoix County Prosecutor Attorney Kit Tholen and a warrant was issued onFeb. 11 for McCallum's arrest. He was apprehended while leaving his residence in Petoskey on Feb. 13 and lodged in the Charlevoix County jail.
McCallum has been arraigned in the 90th District Court in Charlevoix County and given a $50,000 cash surety bond.
His next scheduled court appearance is at 2:30 p.m. April 25 in front of the Honorable Roy C. Hayes III.
— Contact reporter Annie Doyle at (231) 675-0099 or email@example.com.
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