Ingham County prosecutor resigns over prostitution charges

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LANSING, Mich.  — The Ingham County Prosecutor is resigning from office after being charged with hiring prostitutes hundreds of times and paying for sex with a woman who wanted help in a child custody dispute.

Stuart Dunnings III submitted a letter of resignation to county officials on Tuesday, effective July 2. He is taking a medical leave of absence until then and says he won’t run for re-election this year. He didn’t give details in the letter about medical issues.

The 63-year-old Dunnings — who has been the elected Democratic prosecutor in Michigan’s capital area for nearly 20 years — has been charged with using the services of prostitutes, enticing a woman to become a prostitute and willful neglect of duty.

The case developed from tips during a federal human-trafficking investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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  • Gary G.

    Somebody needs to email a link to this to Governor Snyder and tell him that this is how integrity in the political system gets maintained.
    Mr. Dunnings has made a mistake and has done the right thing by resigning in order to preserve the integrity of the office. Mr. Snyder is doing the opposite, to the detriment of the state and of the nation. He isn’t looking at it in that light, and he really should.

    • steve

      This guy’s apparently as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, yet you think that somebody who’s going to get three months’ paid vacation for doing nothing absolutely nothing as the result of a secret medical condition should be taken by Gov. Snyder as an example of integrity? Wow.

      • Gary G.

        No, I do not think that this man should be held up as an example of integrity, and I did not say that he should be. What I said was that the act of resigning preserved the integrity of the office he is vacating. There is a huge difference between those two things, and you should make a point of reading more carefully before calling someone out for something that they did not actually say.

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