Pontiac — A 43-year-old Lyon Township man is hospitalized in intensive care and reported in critical condition after a beating investigators believe is related to an alleged sexual assault.

The man collapsed Tuesday night after he was allegedly beaten by the boyfriend and a relative of a woman on Boyne Street who claimed the victim had sexually assaulted her Monday night, according to investigators.

When questioned by deputies, the woman described a groping and attempted sexual assault, but said she did not want to press charges. She told deputies her boyfriend and a stepbrother had removed the suspect from the property after he returned Tuesday to apologize for the incident. For unknown reasons the woman never reported the assault.

A few hours later the man reportedly developed breathing problems while talking with one of his neighbors and was rushed to an area hospital by ambulance.

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