Skate park attacker in court today

The man who was accused of sexually assaulting a boy who he stalked home from the Grand Traverse Civic Center skate park was in court today.

26-year-old Brandon Smith of Alden was charged this morning with first and second degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, aggravated indecent exposure and being a habitual offender.

He faces life in prison.

Police Detectives say Smith followed an 8-year-old boy's apartment in October.