Clare Co. couple charged with sexually assaulting a child

Posted at 12:49 PM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 14:56:52-05

CLARE, Mich. — A Clare County couple is facing numerous charges after police say they sexually assaulted a child.

According to the Michigan State Police, 41-year-old Jason Shannon was arraigned Wednesday on a 27-count warrant that includes charges of criminal sexual conduct, child sexually abusive activities and providing sexually explicit material to a minor.

Crystal Little, 32, is facing three charges for criminal sexual conduct, providing sexually explicit material to a minor and aiding and abetting.

Shannon, a registered sex offender, is accused of exchanging child pornography with a man in Kansas.   The Homeland Security investigation in that state led police to Shannon, according to a release.

While police were investigating him for those crimes, they say they discovered he and Little were sexually assaulting a child.  They confessed to that, according to a release.

Shannon and Little were arrested Tuesday.    He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond, she is being held on a $100,000 bond.