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Robert Morningstar (Source: Midland County Jail)

A Mid-Michigan sheriff's deputy is now facing charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Gratiot County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Morningstar is accused of engaging in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl while helping her practice driving back in 2013. The teen reported the incident on June 30 of this year.

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The 34-year-old is now facing four charges, including criminal sexual conduct in the 3rd degree, gross indecency between a male and female, accosting a child for immoral purposes and criminal sexual conduct in the 4th degree.

Morningstar is currently lodged in the Midland County Jail.

He faces up to 15 years in prison on the felony charges.

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