ROGERS CITY, MI – Richard David Hanson, 55, who has been employed as a corrections officer for the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Department has charges leveled against him in a complaint that was reported to the Rogers City Police Department. He is accused of making an unwanted sexual advances towards another person following an alleged incident at a home in Rogers City. Hanson is charged with two counts of fourth degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.
The alleged victim first reported the incident to the Rogers City Police Department. The Rogers City Police Department then handed off the investigation to the Michigan State Police post in Alpena to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. Michigan State Police from the Alpena post then presented their finding to the Presque Isle County Prosecutor’s office. The Presque Isle County Prosecutor’s office then requested that Cheboygan County Prosecutor Daryl Vizina’s office review the case. Again, all authorities have made every effort to avoid a conflict of interest concerning this particular case.
The Cheboygan County Prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for Richard Hanson. That warrant was sworn out in 89th District Court in Cheboygan County on March 11th, 2014. The suspect was then arrested and has since bonded out of jail. Hanson is scheduled for arraignment on March 25th by 88th District Court Judge Theodore Johnson. Hanson is on administrative leave.