WMU grad student, trainer charged with sexual assault
Updated: Tuesday, April 9 2013, 08:36 PM EDT
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - 23-year-old Tyler Grant Floyd was formally charged today with one count of criminal sexual conduct.
State Police investigators say while Floyd was working as a trainer at Battle Creek Central High School, he had inappropriate contact with a female student under the age of 16.
Floyd was a WMU graduate student at the time, contracted to work at the high school to get experience in his field.
That's when police say he met his victim.
Police say on several occasions in the school he sexually assaulted the teen.
Battle Creek Police and then MSP started to investigate after being tipped off by a parent of one of the alleged victim's friends.
WMU will not say if Floyd is still a student or still an employee, but says in cases like this the university takes several steps separate from the criminal process.
It looks at whether the allegations against the student are a violation of the student code of conduct, if the student was an employee were expectations of employee conduct violated and what is the impact on academic standing?
WMU does say that Floyd was removed from the high school as soon as the allegations came out and police started to investigate.