Three Rivers man gets prison for sexual abuse at day care center

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A 47-year-old southwestern Michigan man convicted of sexual abuse at a home-based day care has been sentenced to prison.

 A judge on Thursday ordered Cary Jones of St. Joseph County’s Three Rivers to spend more than 14 years to 30 years behind bars. He earlier was convicted of six counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of accosting and soliciting a child.

Jones’ attorney, Keith Turpel, says his client maintains his innocence.

Authorities in January closed the day care based in the home where Jones lived.

The office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says Jones was at the home much of the time children were being supervised by a day care worker. Jones provided transportation from school to the day care and sometimes was alone with children.

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