Monroe maintenance man charged with assaulting children, police search for victims

Police: popsicles promised to young victim

MONROE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police in Monroe have arrested Shawn Michael Remington, a maintenance man at a local apartment building.

The 34 year old, who says he served in the Marines according to his Facebook page, is charged with multiple counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

He was also arraigned on a separate count late Friday afternoon on a second-degree charge.

He remains in the Monroe County Jail.

Police say his victims have ranged in age from 5 to 14.

The victims include children at the apartment building, children of former co-workers, even relatives of Remington, according to police.

Remington, who is married, has worked for years at the Del Rio Suites and Apartments where he also lives. Nobody answered when Action News buzzed the couple's apartment Friday.

"He seemed to be a good guy," said building resident Curtis Mushung. "If there was any problem in the building he fixed it."

Police say he is also an amateur photographer who is involved with the Boy Scouts Troop 519, but none of the victims were scouts.

Police began investigating after a 7-year-old girl told her grandmother about the incidents.

"When I went to ask her how many times this occurred, the only thing that she could say is it happened a lot," said Det. J.D. Wall with the Monroe Police Department.

The investigation led to other victims, and the alleged abuse dates back at least 12 years. There are at least six victims so far according to police.

"She gave us disclosures that she saw pictures of naked babies on the computer," said Wall. "And that when these sex acts would be completed, Shawn would give her a popsicle or she would have to do these things in order to get a popsicle."

Detectives say they found a trove of evidence on Remington's computer.

"They found child erotica and child pornography," said Wall.

Wall says Remington was a friend of the 7-year-old's family and he often drove her to school.

Investigators say it is possible that relatives of Remington could face charges if they knew about the alleged abuse and helped him to cover it up.

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