Central State students shocked one of their own is accused of child sex crime

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A Central State University student accused of a sex crime in Detroit

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Central State University students said they are shocked to learn a fellow student is in federal custody, accused of criminal sexual conduct involving a girl younger than age 13.

“It’s extremely surprising because you would never expect your peer ... to be picked up by the feds at their institution of higher learning,” Cameron Barnes, a student government member, told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy on Thursday night.

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Tommy Hollingshed II remained in the Montgomery County Jail tonight after U.S. Marshals agents came to the Greene County campus Thursday morning and arrested him on a warrant.

The 20-year-old CSU student is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with the girl he knew from a summer day camp near Detroit July 21, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. The camp was associated with the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in the Michigan city.

Hollingshed was employed by the summer camp, according to prosecutors.

According to Michigan state law, second-degree criminal sexual conduct means “sexual contact” (no penetration required) with one or more of several aggravating circumstances added -- the victim is underage, related to the accused, incapacitated or physically helpless, a weapon was used, another felony was committed at the same time, and others.

Depending on the unique facts of the case, CSC 2 -- as the crime is called in Michigan -- is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a possible GPS tether for life. CSC 2 is a "Tier 2 offense" requiring 25 years public registration on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry, according to Michigan state law.

A spokesperson with Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church declined comment.

We will update this developing report as warranted.

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