Man Arrested On Child Sexual Abuse Charges

Posted at 5:14 PM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-06 17:14:08-05

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. –An Ionia County man was arrested on child sexual abuse charges Monday night.

According to IDPS Deputy Director John Odette, the mother of the alleged 5-year-old victim came forward earlier that day with a complaint of possible child abuse. Later that night, after interviewing the mother and child, officials arrested John Schmitz, 34.

Schmitz was arraigned Wednesday on six counts of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree. He was also arraigned on one count of violating his parole.

The suspect is being held at the Ionia County Jail on a $100,000 bond.