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Mason Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Child

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(WLNS) - A Mason man is formally charged with two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged attack on a child under the age of 13.

44-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Root was arrested near Mason on Tuesday after police say he sexually assaulted a child in Vevay Township.

When police responded to the call they say Root fled the scene.

He was later arrested on US 127 near Mason.

Root is a registered sex offender, with two prior convictions
and officials say Root knew the child he is alleged to have assaulted.

He's being held without bond at the Ingham County jail.

Root is scheduled to be back in court on June 10th.

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