IMAGE: Brian Kolodziej

A prosecutor has resigned after the attorney general found he had a relationship with a sexual assault victim in a case he handled.

Criminal defense lawyer, Joe Barberi said he was told Monday about the resignation of assistant attorney general Brian Kolodziej.

Barberi represented Ian Elliot, a former Central Michigan university student who pleaded no contest to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to a year in prison.

Kolodziej is accused of having a relationship with one of the victims in Elliot's case.

Kolodziej resigned Friday after the Attorney General’s office learned about his relationship with the victim, Barberi said.

In a press conference Tuesday, Attorney General Dana Nessel said Kolodziej is under a criminal investigation by the Michigan State Police.

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