State prosecutor from Ian Elliott case resigns after inappropriate relationship

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LANSING, MI (WJRT) - A lawyer says a state prosecutor has resigned after the attorney general's office learned that he had a relationship with a woman in a sexual misconduct case in central Michigan.

Brian Kolodziej resigned Friday.

He was the prosecutor that handled the sexual assault case of Ian Elliott, who is a former Central Michigan University student government president.

Elliott, who pleaded no contest to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Isabella County, is serving a year in prison.

Elliott's case was handled by Brian Kolodziej, an assistant attorney general.

The 41-year-old former film actor resigned Friday.

Kolodziej couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Elliott was sentenced in August to spend one to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as one for sentencing.

Three women made criminal sexual conduct allegations against Elliott while they all were students at CMU.

The Isabella County Prosecutor's Office initially dropped the charges, but the Attorney General's Office reinstated the charges.

The Attorney General's Office held a press conference at 4 p.m. Tuesday releasing more information about Kolodziej's resignation.

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