COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A Kinderhook Township man faces multiple sexual assault charges after being arrested over the weekend by Branch County Sheriff’s Deputies. 42-year old Alex New was arraigned today in District Court on five charges. The victims in the case were two underage teenage girls with one of them a 14 year old neighbor of the suspect who lives at a trailer park near where the alleged crimes happened. The warrant accused New of one charge of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct, 2 counts of second degree, and one each of 3rd and 4th degree CSC.
The Sheriff’s Department said the alleged assaults occurred this summer on June 24th while the girls were at Silver Lake and then were reported the next day. Silver Lake is just north of the Michigan-Indiana border located between I-69 and Old U.S. 27.
New was ordered held on $100, 000 dollars bond pending his next court appearance later this month.