THREE RIVERS, Mich. — A Three Rivers man who lived at a home daycare was sentenced to between 12.5 and 30 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting children.
On Thursday, Cary Jones appeared in court and was sentenced for seven counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes.
Judge Kathleen Brickley also gave her input on the case.
“Nothing I can find in this record gives me hope that the defendant has any hope to be rehabilitated at any point in time,” Judge Brickley said.
Brickley also expressed concerns for the community.
“Parents have lost the ability to go to work and feel that their kids are safe.”
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.
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 a majority of the time when they were supervised by the owner of the daycare.