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Gratiot man charged with child sex assault
DARLINGTON - A former South Wayne man was charged Tuesday with first-degree child sexual assault after images of him assaulting a sleeping underage girl in 2012 resurfaced. Derek James Malone, 29, currently residing in Gratiot, faces a Class B felony charge of first-degree child sexual assault and a Class I felony charge of exposing a child's genitals. Malone's charges stem from late 2012 when a woman discovered a computer flash drive in Malone's possession containing several images of child pornography and sexual assault.