Jury convicts Shawn Kreager of East Jordan of Criminal Sexual Abuse of minor

A child testified that Kreager engaged in three instances of sexual contact with them in the summer of 2015.

Editor’s Note: the child’s age and gender have been removed by Boyne City Gazette from the news release to help ensure privacy of the victim

Shawn Christopher Kreager
Shawn Christopher Kreager

After a day and a half of trial, Shawn Christopher Kreager, 41, of East Jordan was convicted this afternoon—Tuesday Dec. 8—by a jury in the 33rd Circuit Court in Charlevoix County of three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree.

Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof tried the case for the State of Michigan.


“I want to thank the jury for their time and their consideration,” Telgenhof said. “It was not an easy case to listen to, it’s difficult to understand why someone would do something like this to a child.”

A young child testified that Kreager engaged in three instances of sexual contact with the child in the summer of 2015.

“The victim was so brave to testify against the defendant and did the right thing in telling people what had happened to (the child),” said Telgenhof.

Criminal Sexual Conduct, Second Degree is a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Kreager will be sentenced on Friday Jan. 22, 2016, by Circuit Judge Roy C. Hayes III.

Kreager’s bond was revoked immediately after the verdict and he will be incarcerated pending sentencing.

He will be placed on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry for his lifetime and will have lifetime electronic monitoring as a result of the conviction after he is released from prison.

The case was investigated by the East Jordan Police Department with the assistance of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Department.