LANSING, MI – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, that his Criminal Division in collaboration with the Michigan State Police have charged Cary Jones, 46-years-old, of Three Rivers for multiple counts of felony Criminal Sexual Conduct against children. The alleged crimes occurred at a home daycare, of which he was a resident.
“Parents trust daycare providers to keep a watchful eye over their children while they themselves aren’t there,” said Schuette. “Michigan’s children are too precious and we must do everything we can to protect them from harm.”
Jones was home during a majority of the time that the children were being supervised by an employee at the daycare. He often provided transportation from school to the daycare and would sometimes be left alone with the children at the residence.
On Monday, March 2nd, 2015, Schuette and the Michigan State Police filed the following charges against Cary Jones in St. Joseph County’s 3B District Court:
- One count of Criminal Sexual Conduct – First Degree, a felony punishable by up to life in prison, but according to the charges, Jones could face a minimum of 25 years in prison; and,
- Eight counts each of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Second Degree, a felony punishable by up to fifteen years in prison.
Jones is set for arraignment on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 in St. Joseph County’s 3B District Court. He is currently being held at the St. Joseph County jail.