Police: Auston Robertson in custody after sex crime charge filed

OKEMOS, Mich. -- Police say former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is in custody after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The Meridian Township Police Department updated a message on its website Sunday to say that Robertson, 19, was in custody. No additional information was provided.

Robertson is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him at her apartment on April 8. Shortly after prosecutors announced the charge on Friday, Michigan State said Robertson had been dismissed from the football team.

Robertson comes from Fort Wayne. He is being held without bond in the Allen County Jail.

Ingham County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Lisa McCormick says authorities don't yet know if Robertson will fight or waive extradition to Michigan.

She says he doesn't yet have a lawyer.