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Saturday, October 20th, 2018
CSC Suspect Arrested At Branch Co. Courthouse
Thursday Feb 08, 2018 2:16am
Coldwater, MI

By: Mike Stiles

A man who was at the Branch County Courthouse on one matter was arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Branch County District Court officials say 43 year old Scott Alan Shelts of Sherwood Township was at the Courthouse Monday where he was to be sentenced in a case of domestic violence. Prior to the sentencing, he was arrested and arraigned on a charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct and two charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Shelts is accused of sexually assaulting a minor under the age of 13. The matter is being investigated by the Branch County Sheriff's Department.

Shelts is being held in the Branch County Jail with bond set at $100,000. Court officials say if he should post bond, a no contact order has been issued for the alleged victim.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 20.

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