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Posted on Fri, May 31, 2013 : 11:54 a.m.

Man held on $500,000 bond after charge of sexually assaulting 2 children

By Kyle Feldscher

A 72-year-old man charged with having sexual contact with two minors is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $500,000 bond, according to jail records.


John Caddell

Courtesy of WCSO

John Caddell faces three charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct on a person under 13 years old and a charge each of second-degree criminal sexual conduct on a person under 13 years old and accosting a child for immoral purposes, according to court records.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said Caddell is accused of “inappropriate sexual contact” with two children between October and April. The children are 8 and 10 years old, Fox said.

Court records show Caddell's address is listed on Andrea Drive in Ypsilanti Township. Fox said the alleged incidents occurred in the township.

The criminal charges came to light during the investigation of a separate crime, Fox said. is not reporting details of the incident to protect the identity of the children. does not identify the victims of sexual assault cases or underage victims of crime, unless given specific permission by those victims or their families.

According to jail records, Caddell will return to court for a preliminary exam in the case at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

If convicted, Caddell faces a maximum punishment of life in prison on each first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, 15 years in prison on the second-degree criminal sexual conduct charge and four years in prison on the accosting a child for immoral purposes charge.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Mon, Jun 3, 2013 : 5:48 p.m.

Sick, sick, sick.


Fri, May 31, 2013 : 6:35 p.m.

He must not have drawn the judge that lets home invaders out on bond for $500 or the one that let Avantis out for $0