Montcalm County man accused of sexual abuse of teens

    Mark Allen Babcock was arrested for criminal sexual conduct in the 1st degree. (Picture from Gladwin County Sheriff)

    GLADWIN COUNTY, Mich - The Gladwin County Sheriff says 51-year-old Mark Allen Babcock was arraigned on charges of criminal sexual misconduct in the first degree.

    Detective say the arrest was the result of a joint investigation between the Montcalm County Office of the Sheriff and the Gladwin County Office of the Sheriff.

    The investigation was in regards to ongoing alleged sexual misconduct involving two minors. Prosecutors allege the sex abuse occurred from 2001 through 2008.

    Both alleged victims would have been under the age of 13 when the alleged offenses occurred.

    Mark Allen Babcock was arraigned in the 80th District Court for Gladwin and bond was set in the amount of $500,000.00 cash or surety.

    This investigation remains open and investigators say additional charges may follow.

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