Student charged with sexual assault

A student at Ferris State University has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.
Jeremy Lloyd Davies, 21, was arraigned on Oct. 5 and is charged with one count of third-degree criminal sexual assault, according to the Big Rapids Pioneer.

According to Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Casey Nemeth, Davies is accused of touching a female student inappropriately while at a party the weekend of Sept. 5-6.

A university statement claims Ferris has been made aware of a sexual assault involving two students. The statement also mentions Ferris’ Department of Public Safety is currently investigating a related physical assault that occurred on Sept. 7 in an on-campus housing facility.

Ferris DPS and the university administration have both declined to comment further on how the two incidents are related.

The sexual conduct charge carries a penalty of up to 15 years in prison. Davies has a preliminary hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. His bond is set at $125,000.