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Michigan police chief accused of sexually assaulting woman on party bus

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 11:25:52-04

FREMONT, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan police chief is charged with sexually assaulting a woman on a party bus during a trip to a Detroit Tigers baseball game.

MLive.com reports that 48-year-old Randy Wright was arraigned Wednesday on misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Wright is chief in Fremont, northwest of Grand Rapids.

A state police investigator says in a court document that a woman said Wright made sexually explicit advances June 5 on the bus and forcefully pushed his groin against her buttocks. The document also says the buttocks of other women riding the bus were “smacked” without their consent.

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday seeking comment from Wright’s attorney.

Wright has been placed on paid administrative leave. Fremont City Manager Todd Blake says the city is conducting its own investigation.