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      Palmer man charged with CSC

      A Palmer man has been charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC).

      According to information from an investigation by the Marquette County Sheriff's Department, 38-year-old Ronnie Edward "Zack" Smith of Palmer is suspected of committing CSC in the 2nd degree involving a pre-teen victim.

      Another investigation being done by the Negaunee City Police Department found that Smith was also suspected of committing another sexual assault on a female between the ages of 13 and 17.

      Smith has been charged in the case investigated by the Sheriff's Department with two counts of CSC in the 2nd Degree on a victim under the age of 13. He is also charged with being a habitual offender.

      In the Negaunee investigation Smith is being charged with one count of CSC in the 4th degree on a victim between the ages of 13 and 17.

      Smith has prior CSC convictions.