ONAWAY, MI – An Onaway man faces up to life in prison following an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted a young girl when she was 12 years old. Michael Rigot was arraigned on five counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct on January 22nd, 2019 in Presque Isle County.
32-year-old Michael Josepjh Rigot of Onaway turned himself in on January 22nd, following the issuance of a 5 count felon warrant that was issued by the Presque Isle County Prosecutor.
The investigation began in June of 2018 when the victim, who once babysat for Rigot’s child, reported that he had sexually assaulted her when she was 12-years-old. Troopers from the Gaylord Post gathered evidence related to the case over the following months, and submitted it to the prosecutor in November. Upon reviewing the case, a warrant charging Rigot with four counts of CSC 1st Degree and one count of CSC 2nd Degree was issued.
Rigot was arraigned on the charges in the 89th District Court on January 22nd.
If convicted Michael Rigot, faces up to life in prison.