Man accused of serial criminal sexual conduct released on bond


Caleb S. Anderson was arraigned March 21 upon six counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and released March 25 on a personal recognizance bond. Photo by Tim Eggert

Tim Eggert

The man accused of allegedly grabbing multiple women on their buttocks on the campus of NMU and in the city of Marquette was released from Marquette County Jail Monday on a personal recognizance bond of $5,000.

Caleb Scott Anderson, 19, of Marquette had remained lodged at the jail since Thursday afternoon following his arrest on a warrant for an additional count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct after being arraigned upon six counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in the 96th District Court.

Anderson appeared in court Thursday morning before Judge Roger Kangas to be arraigned upon four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, force or coercion that he was originally charged with, but two more were added that morning.

The six counts involved separate victims and took place in August 2018 and January, February and March in Marquette County, Kangas said at the arraignment.

Each of the six counts is a high-court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail, a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to a March 15 press release from Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Wiese, Anderson allegedly would “run up to unsuspecting women, grab them on their buttocks against their will and run away.”

Anderson’s bond was set at $10,000 cash/surety for one of the six counts he was arraigned upon on Thursday; set at $10,000 for another one of the six counts and set at 10 percent of $5,000 for the four remaining charges.

At the arraignment, Anderson’s attorney, Timothy Quinnell requested the $10,000 cash/surety bond and the 10 percent of $10,000 bond be reduced to personal recognizance bonds because Anderson had cooperated with investigators and the court.

Kangas declined to change the bond at the arraignment, citing a need for additional information and input from the prosecution before a decision could be made on bond.

Quinnell also called for a preliminary examination, which will be held April 17 in district court. A probable cause conference will be held on April 10.