More Charges Against Man Accused of Abusing Kids in Wife's Care

By: Tony Tagliavia Email
By: Tony Tagliavia Email

Robin Wood is now charged with two additional counts of criminal sexual conduct in the abuse of a third young girl.

"These charges are alleged to have occured between December 2005 and December 2006," Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Linda Maloney said Monday.

The 59-year-old Lansing man turned himself in and is now out on bond.

The new charges come as Wood is already facing six counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents involving two young girls in the care of his wife's south side Lansing day care center.

The day care license held by his wife was suspended in January as the investigation was under way. In February, the first six counts were filed.

As he did then, Wood's attorney, John Frawley, says his client is innocent.

"I was actually surprised charges were issued in this case, frankly," Frawley said.

That's because he claims the police reports and interviews in the latest case don't reveal any contact that would be inappropriate between a day care provider and a child in his or her care.

Frawley says his client was suprised be charged for his contact with the alleged victim.

"That would strike fear in the heart of any day care provider," he said.

Police have been talking about additional charges for several weeks. The new counts are both felonies that carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for each offense.

Lansing police spokesman Lt. Bruce Ferguson says while the department is still open to investigating new allegations, there are no immediate plans to seek additional charges.


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