Ferris State University Hockey Player Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

A Ferris State University hockey player is facing sexual assault charges.

Darren Smith is facing three sex crime charges, including a felony charge punishable by up to life in prison.

Darren Smith is one of the goalies for the Ferris State ice hockey team. 

He is now facing three counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault, including injuring the victim while incapacitated.

The victim is a fellow student.

Court records show the incident happened on July 8.

Ferris State denied to comment on camera, but they say it happened in an off campus location.

In a statement, the university says they take all allegations of sexual assault very seriously and thoroughly investigates each case.

We have learned that Smith is from Canada.

He came to Michigan to attend Ferris State University.

Smith has bonded out, but must wear a GPS tether.

He will be back in court for a hearing next week.

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