A state child abuse and neglect investigator has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager

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ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — A state child abuse and neglect investigator has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenager.

The Lansing State Journal reports 34-year-old Daniel William Hulings of Bath Township is free on bond after being arraigned June 7 on seven counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Clinton County District Court.

Jennifer Kuiper-Weise, an attorney for Hulings, tells the Lansing State Journal her client has pleaded not guilty “and we believe he will be exonerated.”

Court records show the victim said she had sexual contact with Hulings on numerous occasions over a period of more than a year beginning when she was 16.

A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesman says Hulings has been suspended without pay.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com