Ludington man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minor.

December 13, 2017


Ludington man arrested for criminal sexual conduct with minor.

Editor’s note: Mason County Press does not release the name of sex crime victims and will not tolerate the naming (or even the hint of the name) of victims on its social media pages. 


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A 38-year-old Ludington man has been arrested and charged with one count each of criminal sexual conduct first degree and second degree. According to Ludington Police Dept. Capt. Mike Harrie, John Shannon Sayles, of 106 S. Staffon St., has been charged based on an investigation that was referred to LPD by Child Protective Services.

Harrie said the allegations stem from 2015 and involved a minor female child, familiar with the defendant, who was between the ages of 13 to 16 at the time of the alleged incidents, and added that investigators have determined that the case involves only one victim and that the alleged incident(s) took place at a residence in the 300 block of West Court Street.

“Ludington Police Department was notified by CPS of the allegations on Nov. 14 and immediately began an investigation, which resulted in the request for an arrest warrant of the suspect,” Harrie said.

Sayles was arraigned on Dec. 7, 2017 in 79th District Court and is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 11:15 a.m. Bail was set at $50,000 cash/surety.

Editor’s note: John Shannon Sayles is no relationship to John Sayles of Pentwater, who died in 2012. 

  • Alan Neushwander contributed to this story.

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