UPDATE: Emmett Twp. officer arraigned on CSC charges

Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Emmett Township K9 officer is now facing two sex assault charges.

45-year-old Troy Estree, a 10-year veteran with Emmett Township Public Safety was officially charged Friday with first degree criminal sexual conduct, involving a young relative.

Emmett Township Police Chief Mike Olson told Newschannel 3 on Friday that he is working with the township labor attorney to determine what to do next regarding Estree's (currently paid) suspension, now that he has been officially charged.

For now, however, Estree is still on paid suspension, but it remains to be seen how long that will be the case.

State Police detectives accused Estree of sexually assaulting a young relative inside his Emmett Township home on two separate occasions last month, while off-duty.

The case is being handled by a special prosecutor out of Kalamazoo, because Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert says there is a conflict of interest in the case, not only due to its involvement with an officer, but also due to the fact that Estree's wife is a Battle Creek Police Detective.

A Kalamazoo Assistant District Attorney argued at Estree's arraignment for a $500,000 bond, but a magistrate lowered it to $150,000, on the condition that he cannot possess any weapons, or be in contact with minors.

Estree has currently been transferred to the Kalamazoo County Jail, where he is being processed.

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