MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police in Muskegon Heights are investigating a criminal sexual conduct case that involves a school faculty member and a minor.
Police were told about possible inappropriate sexual behavior with a Muskegon Heights Public Schools Academy faculty member and a student on Wednesday, the Muskegon Heights Police Department said in a Thursday release.
After beginning their investigation, a suspect has been taken into custody, police say.
Police initially said the victim was a student. In a statement to News 8 Friday morning, Superintendent Arnetta Thompson said the victim is not a student in Muskegon Heights Public Schools Academy System.
“We recently became aware that a staff member may have acted in an inappropriate manner with a non-District student. Regardless of where this inappropriate behavior took place, we do not believe it is acceptable for staff members to act in such a manner with any students, irrespective of whether or not they attend our schools,” Thompson said in the statement.
A man taken into custody faces a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for a person under 16, the prosecutor’s office told News 8.
The prosecutor’s office said it is still working to find out how the victim and the suspect first came into contact.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about other possible victims should contact Muskegon Heights detectives at 231.733.8900.