Chippewa County man charged with multiple sexual assaults

Robert Kelly is charged with multiple sexual assault charges.  (Photo courtesy of Chippewa County Sheriff's Office)

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A disturbance report led to a Brimley man being charged with kidnapping and multiple sexual assault charges.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department was called to house on Lakeshore Drive in Brimley at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies said when they arrived at the house to investigate it became clear that a sexual assault may have taken place.

According to deputies the suspect, 58-year-old Robert Kelly, took the victim deep into the woods on multiple occasions where the assaults took place.

Investigators said they found evidence described to them by the victim. Evidence was also taken for DNA testing.

Kelly was charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts first degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of CSC second degree, two counts of assault with intent to penetrate, one count CSC fourth degree and habitual offender fourth degree.

Kelly is being held in the Chippewa County Correctional Facility on a $250,000 bond.

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