Sheriff: Boyne Highlands employee arrested for sexual assault at resort

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    EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- An employee at Boyne Highlands Resort was arrested Wednesday on sexual assault charges.

    Security officers at Boyne Highlands learned about a sexual assault that happened Monday, December 10 at the Bartley House, which is a housing facility for resort employees.

    Emmet County Sheriff's Deputies investigated the assault claims and the prosecutor issued a warrant for nine counts related to the assault.

    Caesar Bonds-Carrera, 24 of Orlando, Florida, was arrested and charged on five counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of criminal sexual conduct-assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder or by strangulation.

    Bonds-Carrera's bond was set at $2,000,000.

    The following is a statement from Mike Chumbler, president and general manager of Boyne Highlands:

    "The safety of Boyne Highlands' team members and guests is of utmost concern. Upon being notified of the incident, security personnel responded immediately to the scene and contacted law enforcement.

    Shortly thereafter, the alleged assailant was removed from resort property. His employment was terminated that evening.

    Boyne Highlands management personnel have been supporting the victim and her family ever since, including encouraging her to press charges.

    The alleged assailant was employed by Boyne Highlands for approximately one month with no known incidents. As with most resort staff members, he underwent a criminal background check as a condition of hire. No indications of prior criminal history were found."

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