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Records: Woman punched in face in 2009 sex assault


SUE:..COURT RECORDS ARE REVEALING MORE ABOUT AN ALLEGED RAPE IN A WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY DORM ROOM. 3 3 BRIAN:..ONE OF THE THREE MEN CHARGED — KARL BUTLER — A NOW SUSPENDED KENT COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER. NEWS 8’S KYLE MITCHELL EXPLAINS WHAT WE’VE LEARNED ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. 3 KYLE:..PROSECUTORS SAY THE SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY OF 2009.IT TOOK MORE THAN TEN YEARS BEFORE ARRESTS WERE MADE. 3 A CASE THOUGHT TO HAVE GONE COLD NOW HAS THREE SUSPECTS FACING CHARGES.39:38 “THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CASES THAT REALLY SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE.” KALAMAZOO COUNTY PROSECUTOR JEFF GETTING SAYS A PROGRAM TO TEST RAPE KITS — THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNTESTED — LED TO THE ARRESTS OF KARL BUTLER, EDGAR BUTLER (KARL’S COUSIN), AND CLIFFORD MATHIS.JEFF GETTING / KALAMAZOO COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY40:31 “EDGAR BUTLER WAS BEING INVESTIGATED AS PART OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT THAT’S ALLEGED TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN SEPTEMBER OF 2008. THAT WAS ONE OF OUR UNTESTED RAPE KITS SO IN HAVING THAT KIT TESTED AND THEN SUBSEQUENTLY LOOKING AT THAT CASE IT LEAD US TO THE INCIDENT IN FEBRUARY 2009″AT A PROBABLE 3 CAUSE HEARING IN JUNE — INVESTIGATORS SAID THE SEXUAL ASSAULT HAPPENED INSIDE A FRENCH HALL DORM ROOM.01:16 “DURING THE SEXUAL ASSAULT SHE WAS PUNCHED IN THE FACE SEVERAL TIMES BY ONE OR ALL THREE PARTIES.”IN A PROBABLE CAUSE HEARING FOR EDGAR BUTLER — AN INVESTIGATOR SAID BOTH SEXUAL ASSAULTS FROM 2008 AND 2009 OCCURRED ON WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY’S CAMPUS AND DESCRIBED WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE ALLEGED 2009 ASSAULT.00:55 “SHE WAS COMING BACK FROM A PARTY. WAS INTOXICATED BOTH EDGAR AND KARL LIVED IN THE SAME DORM SHE DID. WHEN SHE GOT TO HER ROOM SHE WAS ASSAULTED. PUSHED INTO THE ROOM AND THEN THE THREE OF THEM SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER.” KARL BUTLER — A KENT COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER — HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FROM HIS POSITION. (FULL SCREEN)A STATEMENT FROM THE KENT COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT ADMINISTRATOR READS IN PART QUOTEa& “THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MR. (KARL) BUTLER ARE TROUBLING AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLYa& THE CHARGES ARE FOR AN INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED BEFORE HIS EMPLOYMENT WITH THE COURT AND THEY DID NOT COME TO LIGHT DURING HIS PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.”GETTING SAYS WITH THE PROGRAM THROUGH THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE — ALL OF KALAMAZOO COUNTY’S RAPE KITS HAVE BEEN TESTED.42:26 “WE ARE HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS THAT OTHERWISE THE SYSTEM WOULDN’T BE MOVING FORWARD ON THESE CASES.” 3 KYLE:..THE THREE MEN ARE FACING UP TO LIFE IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.THEY’RE DUE BACK IN COURT AUGUST 26TH.LIVE IN KALAMAZOO, KYLE MITCHELL, 24 HOUR NEWS 8. 3 3

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