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Three Rivers man found guilty of sexually assaulting children at daycare

Posted at 1:21 PM, Oct 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-16 13:52:46-04

THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A Three Rivers man who lived at a home daycare was convicted of sexually assaulting children today according to the  Michigan Attorney General.

In an announcement posted on Friday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette stated that Cary Jones, 47, was found guilty on six counts of criminal sexual conduct – second degree, and two counts of accosting and soliciting a child for immoral purposes. The crimes happened at the daycare where he lived.

According to the Michigan Attorney General’s office, Jones often transported children from school to the daycare and was sometimes left alone with them at the home. He was home majority of the time when they were supervised by the owner of the daycare.

“The conviction today will hopefully bring some peace of mind to the parents who trusted that their children would be safe at this daycare,” said Schuette. “Michigan’s children are too precious and we must do everything we can to keep them safe. I will continue to be dedicated to taking predators like this off the street.”

Sentencing for Jones is set for November 19, 2015. Each count of criminal sexual conduct is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; each count of accosting and soliciting a child is a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or a $4,000 fine.

Michigan State Police announced they were investigating allegations of sexual abuse at the daycare in late January.   Sources close to the investigation confirmed the alleged incidents involved victims between 3 and 12 years old.

The investigation was prompted by a child who told their parents they had been inappropriately touched at the daycare facility.