Alpena man accused of sexually assaulting a child

Another residents of northeast Michigan stands accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Nathan Allan Benton of Alpena has been charged with sexually assaulting a child on at least occasions in 2018.

The victim, who was under the age of 13, disclosed the abuse to a family member who then confronted Benton who agreed to discuss the allegations with police. Following a Michigan State Police investigation, the 36 year-old Benton was charged with two counts criminal sexual conduct first degree – person under 13, and a single count each of accosting a child for immoral purposes and aggravated indecent exposure.

Benton was arraigned this week and bond was set at $100,000. He is due back in court next Wednesday.