On November 13, 2019 a trooper from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Cadillac Post was dispatched to a report of an alleged report of sexual abuse of a minor.
The victim alleged the suspect had sexually assaulted her over the course of seven years.
An investigation led to the arrest of 39-year-old James Henderson Ratcliffe of Cadillac.
Ratcliffe was lodged in the Wexford County Jail.
He was arraigned in the 84th District Court in Cadillac for one count Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree (Person 13-17), a felony punishable by life and mandatory AIDS/STD testing; and one count Sexual Conduct First Degree (Relation), a felony punishable by life.
Ratcliffe’s bond was set at $5,000.00 10% cash.