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Texas grand jury indicts Michigan professor on assault claim

Associated Press

Houston – A grand jury in Texas has indicted a University of Michigan professor and renowned opera singer on one count of sexual assault for what prosecutors say was the rape of an incapacitated man in 2010.

In this photo released by the Washtenaw County Jail, David Daniels, is shown in Ann Arbor. The renowned Michigan opera singer and his husband have appeared in a Texas court to face charges of sexually assaulting another man in 2010. University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels and William Scott Walters each made an initial appearance in a Harris County court Feb. 11, 2019, and were released on $15,000 bonds.

The grand jury in Houston handed up the indictment Thursday of countertenor David Daniels and his husband, William Scott Walters, on a sexual assault count.

Daniels and Walters were arrested in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in January on warrants arising from the criminal complaint of Samuel Schultz.

Schultz told The Associated Press at the time that the couple drugged and assaulted him when he was living in Houston as a 23-year-old graduate student.

The Houston-based attorney for the Michigan couple, Matt Hennessy, said Friday that Schultz’s allegations are false.

MLive.com reports that the university previously placed Daniels on paid leave.