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Brother of Michigan county commissioner accused of sexually assaulting young boy

By Mason White 11:10 AM July 20, 2017
Richard Hoffman
Richard Hoffman
By: William Martin

A man in Michigan, was arrested for sexually abusing a young boy.

His arrest brought unwanted attention as he is the brother of an elected official.

58-year-old Richard Hoffman, who is the brother of Oakland County Commissioner Bob Hoffman, faces charges of criminal sexual conduct involving a child.

Hoffman was arrested after police investigated a complaint that he sexually abused a young boy. Police did not release the exact age of the child. However, according to the police report, the child is under 13 years old.

The suspect was charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under age 13 and four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under age 13.

County Commissioner Bob Hoffman said that he was very surprised by the allegations made against his brother who works as a contractor.

“I’m very shocked and saddened over the allegations. Richard is a great guy, one of the most giving people I know,” Bob said.

Bob added that he knows little about the case, but he hopes “justice will prevail.” He added that people should not jump to conclusions as he is “innocent until proven guilty.”