Chelsea Bruck murder suspect now charged with rape in separate incident

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The man charged with killing Chelsea Bruck was in court today for an alleged sex assault in a separate incident.

Daniel A. Clay was arraigned in Monroe County for raping a woman after entering her Monroe apartment in July. He was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a life offense and first-degree home invasion, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Clay was denied bond today by Judge Jarod Calkins.

Last month Clay was charged last month with second degree murder in Bruck's death in 2014. The rape allegedly happened before his arrest in the Bruck case.

Bruck, 22, went missing after attending a Halloween Party with hundreds of others in Frenchtown Township. Two days later the sheriff's office took a missing persons report from her family.

The party was the last time Chelsea was seen alive. Countless searches for her turned up nothing until April 2015 when investigators say fabric from her hand-made Halloween costume of comic villain Poison Ivy with green leaves was recovered in Flat Rock.

On April 24 of 2015 Chelsea's decomposed body was found in a wooded area.

The sheriff's department said at the time of Clay's arrest that he knew details that only the killer would know.
 

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