Michigan state freshman guard Brock Washington is reportedly the subject of a criminal sexual conduct investigation, stemming from an incident in August of 2017.

ESPN's Outside the Lines is reporting that Ingham County prosecutors are in the process of deciding if formal charges should be brought up against Washington after he is accused of forcibly groping a female student without her consent last summer.

ESPN's sources report that Washington is facing fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges which is considered a "high-court misdemeanor" in Michigan. The maximum penalty this charge carries is two years in prison, double the amount of what is considered a "regular" misdemeanor.

Campus police forwarded their findings to prosecutors in December who have been processing the evidence since.

No public police report exists yet and ESPN has requested a copy of the police report through MSU's records department. Michigan State asked for a 10-day extension when the request was filed back on Feb. 6.

ESPN attempted to reach out to Michigan State officials and Washington and were unsuccessful.

Washington came to Michigan State as a preferred walk-on from Southfield, Mich. He has yet to play in a game this season, likely to keep a redshirt intact to preserve a year of eligibility.

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