CHARLEVOIX, MI – On September 17, 2019, Detectives from the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital Emergency Room for a complaint of suspected child abuse.
The investigation involved a 15-month old child who was brought into the Emergency Department by his biological mother. The child was placed in protective custody immediately. During the course of the month-long investigation, Detectives learned the child had numerous signs of severe abuse.
On October 23rd, 2019, two Charlevoix County residents, John Paul Fiedorek, 32-years-old and Monica Lynn Cornell, 33-years-old, were arrested on child abuse charges in connection with the investigation.
On October 24th, 2019, Charlevoix County Prosecutor’s Office authorized charges on Fiedorek and Cornell for Child Abuse First Degree. Cornell is being held at the Charlevoix County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Fiedorek is being held at the Charlevoix County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
Pretrial is set for October 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. for both Cornell and Fiedorek. Their Preliminary exams will take place on November 5, 2019 at 3 p.m.
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