Police: New information on circumstances of reported sex assault

ALBION, Mich. (WOOD) — Officers say new information in a sex assault investigation indicates the crime didn’t unfold as initially reported.

The Albion Department of Public Safety were called to the 600 block of South Dalrymple Street around 1:20 a.m. Monday.

A 17-year-old girl who was there told officers she had been grabbed from behind, pulled to the area behind the former Dalyrmple School and sexually assaulted.

However, officers said Friday they believe the victim and suspect are acquainted and the incident happened at a private residence, not outside the former school.

Officers are still asking for tips in the case. Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. Nicole Wygant at 517.629.7824 or Silent Observer at 517.629.2700.