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      Marquette man charged with sex crime involving a child

      A Marquette man faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for his alleged sexual involvement with a child under the age of 13. On Monday morning in Marquette County District Court, 23-year-old Joseph Worthington Bingham was arraigned on one charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct and another charge of second degree CSC.

      The police report said the alleged incidents involved the same female victim and occurred in October 2012 and in the years 2007 and/or 2008. Bingham was arrested last week by the Chocolay Township Police Department.

      Bingham is currently free after posting $2,000, or 10 percent of a $20,000 bond. He will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on July 22 at 2:45 p.m.