Munising Principal Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault


    U.P._News_UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)A former Alger County school principal plead guilty today in Alger County Circuit Court to a charge of sexually assaulting a student.

    Benjamin David Franklin II, 35, was charged with three counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct involving a female student between the age of 16 and 18.

    He was arrested in March and resigned the post of principal at The Munising Baptist School shortly after.  Two charges in the case were dropped under a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.

    He is being held in the Alger County Jail without bond and faces sentencing on September 4th.  Third degree C-S-C is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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