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      Court date set for man charged with criminal sexual conduct

      A preliminary hearing has now been set for a Negaunee man facing multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct.

      Sixty-two-year-old William Arbelius, the former Republic police officer, was arrested on March 7 on charges that stem from an alleged incident in Ishpeming Township.

      Arbelius is facing three counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct. The victim was an adult aged female.

      He will be back in Ishpeming court on April 29 at 3 p.m. If convicted, he could receive up to 15 years on each of the three charges