51-year-old accused of having sexual contact with minors in Gladwin County

Mark Babcock
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GLADWIN COUNTY (WJRT) (7/12/2018) - A 51-year-old man from Montcalm County is in custody accused of sexually abusing two young girls over seven years.

Mark Allen Babcock is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after a joint investigation involving the Gladwin County and Montcalm County sheriff's offices.

Police say Babcock engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with two girls from 2001 to 2008, when both alleged victims were under the age of 13.

He was arraigned Wednesday in 80th District Court and remained in custody Thursday on $500,000 bond. Police say more charges could be filed as the investigation continues.