Marion man faces 12 CSC charges

Leroy Brotzke
Leroy Brotzke

REED CITY  — A Marion man is being held in the Osceola County Jail on a $2 million bond after being charged with 12 counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Leroy Benjamin Brotzke, 71, of Marion, was arraigned on Friday in Osceola County's 77th District Court on eight counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to court documents, there are three victims in the alleged crimes and each of the victims were 13 years old or younger at the time of the assaults. The assaults took place in the village of LeRoy from 2002 to 2005, and also in 2013.

First-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

A preliminary examination for Brotzke is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, in Osceola County's 77th District Court.