Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Arrested
UPDATE (3/14/16 1 p.m.): According to a press conference held by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Stuart Dunnings has allegedly, since 2010, paid for sex with multiple women "hundreds of times".
He is facing 15 charges in three different Michigan counties (Ingham, Ionia, and Clinton). Ten of the charges are misdemeanor charges, but one is a felony charge of pandering which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
All of the judges in the 55th District have recused themselves from the case, and it will be tried in Jackson County's 12th District Court by Judge Michael Klaeren.
ORIGINAL STORY: Stuart Dunnings III, Ingham County's prosecuting attorney has been arrested on charges of soliciting prostitution and neglect of duty, according to WZZM-13.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. today to further discuss the arrest and charges, according to a release.
According to the records online via the 55th District Court in Mason, the offense date was January 1, 2011 (though that may be a clerical error).
Dunnings was elected prosecutor in 1996 and was re-elected in 2012 to his fifth term.