35-year-old Benjamin David Franklin II appeared in Alger County Circuit Court in Munising today. Franklin was arrested in March on one count of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree. Two additional charges of third degree CSC were recently filed against Franklin.
The charges come after he was alleged to have been sexually involved with a female student between the ages of 16 and 18. Each charge carries a maximum sentence up to 15 years in prison. Franklin resigned as Principal after the allegations came to light and currently remains free on a $5,000 cash bond.
He faces a preliminary hearing on July 1.
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