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Ellsworth Teacher Arrested for Sex Crime

The Antrim County Sheriff's Department arrested a Ellsworth Schools teacher for having sex with a 15 year old girl at school. The county prosecutor says 55 year old Michael Peterson, a math teacher, had sex with the student in a classroom and again in the student's home beginning in January. Peterson is currently being held in jail. Ellsworth Schools are aware of the allegations and are working with investigators. Investigators want anyone with more information to contact them at the Antrim County Sheriff's Department. The charges could carry a penalty of up to life in prison. Northern Michigan's News Leader will bring you continuing coverage on this developing story on Fox 32 News.