Saginaw County man accused of sexually assaulting 5-7 children from 1997 to 2012

SAGINAW, MI — A Saginaw County man is facing numerous felonies after prosecutors allege he spent years sexually assaulting five to seven children.

Kevin D. Gray, 53, was arrested by Michigan State Police troopers on Saturday, Sept. 9. After spending the weekend in jail, Gray was arraigned in Saginaw County District Court on nine counts of criminal sexual conduct with a victim 13 or younger. Six of the charges are first-degree, while the remaining three are second-degree.

First-degree involves penetration and is a life offense; second-degree is limited to touching and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

According to charging documents, Gray’s alleged crimes spanned from 1997 to 2012. In a bond recommendation, prosecutors wrote five victims have come forward claiming Gray assaulted them. An additional two victims made similar allegations against Gray and were scheduled to be interviewed, prosecutors wrote.

“It appears that the defendant has been touching young children since 1997 and has continued to touch young children through the years,” prosecutors wrote. “The defendant in this matter is a flight risk and a danger to the community.”

To make their case that Gray is a flight risk, prosecutors wrote that Gray’s wife indicated to investigators that Gray had been emptying his bank account, rushing through the sale of their home, and trying to cash in his 401K.

Prosecutors added the likelihood of conviction is high, in that Gray had made admissions to his children and wife via Facebook Messenger.

Gray, who has addresses in both Birch Run and St. Charles, is being held in the Saginaw County Jail without bond. He is to appear for a preliminary examination on Oct. 2.