MSU professor faces sexual assault charges

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CLINTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — A Michigan State University professor is facing three counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Court documents show that Yiming Deng was initially charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct on July 14. Documents state that the assault took place in Bath Township.

According to MSU, they are doing their own investigation and were made aware of the charges against Deng late Monday.

MSU policy states that employees need to disclose criminal charges within 72 hours, which Deng did not do.

Deng’s attorney, Mary Chartier, tells 6 News that Mr. Deng will fight against the accusations.

Deng is currently on administrative leave from Michigan State.

A spokesperson for MSU says that students of Professor Deng have been notified about this situation and have been given resources where they can reach out to for help or report sexual misconduct such as the MSU Center of Survivors, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, University Ombudsperson, MSU Safe Place and the State of Michigan Sexual Assault Hotline.

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