Foster care provider charged with sexual assaults

BY ALEX PIAZZA apiazza@record-eagle.com The Record Eagle Thu Mar 03, 2011, 03:36 PM EST
BELLAIRE — An Antrim County foster care provider is accused of sexually assaulting a girl several times over a five-year span.

Judge Michael J. Haley arraigned Jere Clark, 69, this morning in Bellaire's 86th District Court on six counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and a count of first-degree CSC.

Sexual assaults began in 2004, when the girl was 12, and lasted until 2009, authorities said. Antrim County sheriff's deputies arrested Clark this morning and he remains behind bars.