Thompsonville Man Charged with Multiple Sex Crimes

71 2413 22 Peoples MugA Thompsonville man is facing multiple sex crime charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a young victim, Michigan State Police say.

According to MSP, troopers from the Cadillac Post responded to a complaint of a runaway in June 2022. During the investigation, it was alleged 57-year-old Michael Lee Peoples had sexually assaulted a young victim from between January 2015 and January 2022.

Peoples was arrested Tuesday in a Traverse City Walmart parking lot and lodged at the Manistee County Jail.

Peoples was arraigned Thursday in a Manistee County court for one count criminal sexual conduct first degree, victim under 13, and one count count criminal sexual conduct second degree, victim under 13. His bond was set at $100,000.

Peoples is due back in court on Oct. 26.