At first, authorities reportedly ticketed Sistrunk for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, then released him.
"He was prematurely released before we actually concluded our investigation to make sure there was any evidence there to arrest," Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody told the Detroit News. "We had to go out to make contact with him, to re-establish contact with him, go out to Ypsilanti and arrest him."
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Sistrunk later was charged with two counts of second-degree child abuse. His bail was set at $75,000.
The children reportedly are now staying with their mother while Child Protective Services investigates the case.
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