DEVELOPING: Lansing Eastern High School Senior Charged with Sexual Assault

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Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings tells WILX News 10 that Lansing Eastern High School senior Edward Darien Jackson has been arraigned on first-degree criminal sexual conduct and unlawful imprisonment charges.

A Lansing School District spokesman acknowledges the student is being investigated for sexual assault. He tells us it happened near Lansing Eastern High School yesterday. The student is a running back on the Lansing Eastern football team, known as EJ Jackson.

News 10 contacted Edward Jackson's attorney, Jamie White, who told us, "The allegations are shocking. Mr. Jackson has a reputation of being hard working and honest. There are two sides to every story and we look forward to presenting our story when appropriate."

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Sergeant Christopher Baldwin at (517) 483-6846 or

Jackson is being held on a $40,000 bond with a GPS tether, his attorney tells News 10 that his family is in the process of posting it.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for October 6, in Judge Cherry's court.

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