Detroit police officer accused of sexually abusing young family member will face trial

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TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – A judge decided there was enough evidence to send a Detroit Police Officer to trial in a child sexual abuse case.

The decision came after a 15-year-old high school student testified that Michael Anthony Carson had sexually assaulted her for years.

Carson is a member of his family. He was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a minor.

She testified that she was six years old when Carson began ordering her to perform oral sex. She said she was 10 when Carson began penetrative sex almost daily.

The girl’s mother also testified on Thursday. She said she was unaware of the abuse until recent years, but only reported it to police months later, in January 2022.

“I was in shock (and) in denial),” his mother testified.

Carson was arrested and charged on April 1.

“The allegations arising from this investigation, which spans several years, are troubling and do not represent the overwhelming majority of the hardworking men and women of the Detroit Police Department,” the Detroit police chief said. Detroit, James White, in a statement in April. “The DPD will continue to cooperate with the investigation.”

Carson had worked with the Detroit Police Department for 20 years and had been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

“These are just allegations at this time,” Carson’s defense attorney Lillian Diallo said.

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