EMMET COUNTY, MI – James Charboneau, 18-years-old, of Cheboygan, is facing 19 felony counts from an alleged rape that occurred in July that he was involved.
On Sunday, July 12th, 2020, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post were called to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Cheboygan for a report of a sexual assault that occurred in Emmet County.
Troopers interviewed the victim who alleged an acquaintance, identified as 18-year-old James Edward Charboneau of Cheboygan, had driven her to a remote location in Emmet County and sexually assaulted her.
The victim was treated at McLaren and evidence was collected by medical personnel then turned over to the MSP. The victim gave troopers her statement and a subsequent investigation led to a 19-count felony warrant being issued for Charboneau by the Emmet County Prosecutor’s Office.
James Charboneau was arrested on Wednesday September 23rd, 2020 and lodged in the Emmet County Jail. He was arraigned today in the 90th District Court in Emmet County on six counts Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree causing Personal Injury, six counts Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree during commission of a felony, to-wit: Kidnapping – Unlawful Imprisonment, three counts Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree causing Personal Injury, three counts Criminal Sexual Conduct Second Degree during commission of a felony, to-wit: Kidnapping – Unlawful Imprisonment, and one count Unlawful Imprisonment.
His bond was set at $1,000,000 cash surety and remains lodged in the Emmet County Jail. His next scheduled court appearance is on October 21, 2020.