Arrested GOP Legislator Under Police Investigation Over ‘Possible Sexual Assault’

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Reportedly, police in Lansing, Michigan, “requested felony charges of sexual assault, assault, and a weapons-related offense against” GOP state legislator Neil Friske following an arrest of the legislator, though apparently, the investigation is continuing, and Friske has yet to be charged despite a stint in detention.

That report came from the Detroit Free Press. Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane acknowledged receiving the request from law enforcement for those charges, but he said he asked the police to continue their investigation. Following “a review of the initial investigation, I have asked the Lansing Police Department to continue their investigation,” said the local prosecutor, as highlighted by that Michigan outlet. Police initially “learned of a possible sexual assault of an adult female,” the prosecutor added.

Though details remain subject to those investigations, some of the allegations circulating against Friske say that he chased a woman, outdoors, with a firearm. “Around 2:30 am this morning (Thursday), Representative Friske reportedly chased the woman and possibly fired his gun,” fellow legislator Neil Skaggs recapped of the alleged situation.

Friske, a staunch conservative, is in his first term. Friske’s campaign said that the lawmaker “is always exercising his 2nd Amendment right.” A Michigan news source known as MIRS claimed, based on purported sourcing, the woman involved in the alleged incident with Friske was an “adult dancer.” “Sources say he chased an adult dancer after a disagreement. He also had a gun in his possession at the time,” they said on social media.

Meanwhile, there is also new fallout in some conservative circles after the revelation of previous sexual abuse of a child alleged of Robert Morris, a prominent pastor who even participated in a spiritual advisory team associated with Donald Trump. Morris has left his role at his Texas church, Gateway Church. Leaders at the church claimed on the occasion of his exit that they were in the dark as to the true nature of what happened. “The elders’ prior understanding was that Morris’s extramarital relationship, which he had discussed many times throughout his ministry, was with ‘a young lady’ and not abuse of a 12-year-old child,” they said, as NBC highlighted.