Pretrial held for rape suspect

By Jennifer Peryam -

OTTAWA —A pretrial was held Monday for a Continental man who has been charged with seven counts rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition.

Michael T. Huizenga, 51, 2764 Road 2, Continental, is accused of having sexual contact with a juvenile less than 13 years of age every year since 2013 in Putnam County. The year of birth of the alleged victim is 2009.

His bond was set at $250,000 and a jury trial was scheduled for May 28.

He has been ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs, or prescription medication unless prescribed. He must submit to drug screening every Monday and Thursday, have no contact with the alleged victim and appear at all scheduled hearings.

By Jennifer Peryam

Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.

Reach Jennifer Peryam at 567-242-0362.

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