Marquette County Man Arrested On C-S-C Charges

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Ronnie Edward Smith

Ronnie Edward Smith

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Negaunee City Police Department recently completed investigations into multiple allegations of criminal sexual conduct allegedly committed by a Palmer man.

Deputies investigated a complaint of sexual assault which was alleged to have been committed in Palmer, and found that 38-year-old Ronnie Edward Smith, AKA Zack Smith, of Palmer was suspected of committing 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a pre-teen victim.

A subsequent investigation by Negaunee Police Department found Smith was also suspected of committing another sexual assault on a female between the age of 13 and 17.

Smith has been charged in the first investigation with two counts of 2nd Degree C-S-C involving a victim under the age of 13.

He is also charged with being an habitual offender. In the second investigation, Smith is charged with one count of 4th Degree C-S-C involving a victim between the ages of 13-17.

Smith has prior criminal sexual conduct convictions.

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