Newaygo man charged with having sex with autistic child

Posted at 1:48 PM, Nov 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 13:48:24-05

WYOMING, Mich. – A Newaygo man is in jail for allegedly having sex repeatedly with an autistic child over a three year period.

Richard Allen Sale, 52, is charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st degree. The incidents allegedly happened at a home near 44th Street and Buchanan in Wyoming.

Sale has been in the Kent County Jail since being arraigned on October 21. He  faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The girl made the allegations during counseling sessions with Community Mental Health Services in July.  The incidents allegedly began in 2006.