Chippewa County man arrested on five counts regarding juvenile met on dating site

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MARQUETTE– 32 year old Chippewa County resident Brandon James Vert was arrested on a five count Felony warrant out of the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office yesterday. The warrants are a result of an investigation by the Marquette Police Department from incidents reported in May of 2017 which allege that Vert and the juvenile victim met on a social media dating site. Brandon James Vert was arrested on the following charges:

Count 1: Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (Sexual Penetration with person 13-15 years of

Age).

Count 2: Criminal Sexual Conduct- Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Penetration.

Count 3: Criminal Sexual Conduct- Second Degree Assault

Count 4: Accosting a Minor for Immoral Purposes

Count 5: Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree- Victim 13 Through 15.

Bond is to be set at arraignment. The Marquette Police Department was assisted by the Marquette County Sheriff Department and Sault Ste. Marie Police Department.

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