Fremont Police Chief Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct

The Fremont police chief accused of inappropriately touching a woman is now facing charges.

According to WOOD TV8, the Kent County prosecutor is charging Fremont Police Chief Randy Wright with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Last week, Wright was placed on administrative leave after allegations that he inappropriately touched a woman became public.

The woman told Michigan State Police that Chief Wright was drunk and belligerent while the two were riding a bus back to Fremont from an outing with the Fraternal Order of Police in June. That’s when she says Wright touched her in an unwanted and sexual manner.

The Kent County prosecutor was one of two prosecutors reviewing the case.

On Monday, he confirmed to WOOD TV8 that his office filed a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct against Wright.

If convicted, Wright faces up to two years in prison and a $500 fine.

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