GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A sexual assault case against a former Kent County assistant prosecutor is moving forward in circuit court.
The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1pfBqdi ) 61-year-old Mark R. Vandermolen waived his probable cause hearing Tuesday. He's charged with felony assault with intent to commit sexual penetration and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
An Ottawa County assistant prosecutor has taken over the case because Vandermolen worked in the Kent County Prosecutor's Office for more than a decade. He retired in 2011.
The prosecutor and Vandermolen's attorney say a visiting judge will likely hear the case at the circuit court level in Kent County. They're working on an agreement to keep the case from appearing before a jury.
A 41-year-old woman tells police Vandermolen tried to force her to have sex in July.
He's free on $10,000 bond.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids