INGHAM COUNTY, Mich. (WILX) -- Former Michigan State University football player Auston Robertson learned his fate Wednesday morning.
He was sentenced by Judge Clinton Canady III in Ingham County Circuit Court for up to 10 years and must register as a sex offender. This was for assaulting a fellow MSU student in her Meridian Township home in April 2017.
The sentencing was for 43-120 months, with credit for 247 days for time already served.
Earlier, he cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to assault with intent to penetrate and could get over three years in prison.
He was originally charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and faced up to 15 years in prison on those charges.
Early this year, he was arrested following an alleged armed robbery in Kansas.
Robertson turned himself into the Garden City Police on April 17, 2018 after officers responded to a city sports bar on reports of an armed robbery Monday, April 16.
At that time, he was also awaiting trial on sex assault charges in Ingham County where he was accused of raping a girl after a party off campus on April 8, 2017. A judge revoked bond in that case during a hearing late on the morning of April 19.
"Our office previously objected to the bond conditions that allowed the defendant to travel out of state," said Ingham County prosecutor Carol Siemon in a press release. "While hindsight is of course 20-20, we believed at the time that continued placement here in Ingham County would allow the court to properly supervise this defendant during the pre-trial phase."
Robertson faced multiple charges including aggravated armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession and distribution of marijuana, and interfering with law enforcement officers.
Garden City Police would not release any details leading up to the arrest.
"It is always disconcerting when a criminal defendant fails the conditions of their bond and we believe the courts have now taken the proper action," said Siemon.
Ingham County Circuit court required Robertson to wear a tether and attend Garden City Community College. The court originally allowed Robertson to live in Ohio.
Robertson was suspended from the MSU football team in April 2017 after the police report about the assault was brought to Coach Dantonio's attention. The Coach said, "“The criminal sexual conduct charges announced today against Auston Robertson are of the most serious nature. Sexual assault has no place in our community. While there is an ongoing criminal process, we’re extremely disappointed that Auston put himself in this position. He is no longer a member of our football program."
Robertson had left Michigan after being released from the team and was arrested in Indiana on April 22, 2017.