- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A member of a northern Michigan Indian tribe’s council has resigned as he awaits trial on charges of criminal sexual conduct involving two girls.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1Hf8Ixl ) the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians on Thursday announced the resignation, which was tendered last week. The tribe says officials held a special session to appoint Tanya Raphael to fill Bailey’s position.

The 42-year-old Bailey faces charges that stem from a Leelanau County sheriff’s department investigation after the girls said they were sexually assaulted multiple times.

Bailey’s lawyer has said he denies the charges. He’s due back in court later this month.

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Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, https://www.record-eagle.com

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