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A Ferris State University hockey player has been charged with three felonies for an alleged sexual assault of a female student.

 

23-year old Darren Smith of Barrie, Ontario was arraigned last week in Mecosta County on three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

 

In a statement made by administrators at Ferris State, the alleged incident occurred at an off campus house between the late night hours of July 7th and early morning hours of July 8th.

 

Bond for Smith was set at 10 percent of $75,000, which he posted.

 

He was released from jail but has to wear a GPS tether.

 

Full statement from Ferris State Administrators: 

 

Ferris State University has been made aware of an allegation of a sexual assault of a female student. The incident reportedly occurred at an off-campus location during the late-evening, early-morning hours of July 7-8. A male student was arrested as part of the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety investigation. The University takes all allegations of sexual assault seriously and thoroughly investigates each case. A commitment to maintaining a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors is our highest priority.