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71-Year-Old Downriver Man Charged With Child Sex Abuse

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Duane Winquist (credit: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

Duane Winquist (credit: Macomb County Sheriff’s Office)

TRENTON (WWJ) – A 71-year-old Trenton man has been arrested on allegations of child sexual abuse.

According to Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Duane Winquist traveled to a prearranged location where he was caught trying to make contact with a juvenile for sex. Search warrants were executed at his home as well as at his Riverview business.

The charges include Child Sexually Abusive Act (Felony 20 years); Computers – Internet – Communicating with another to Commit Crime (Maximum 15 years or more or life); Child Sexually Abusive Activity (Felony 20 Years and/or $100,000); and Computers-Internet-Communicating with another to Commit Crime (Maximum 15 years or more or life).

Winquist was arraigned on Monday in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.

Bond was set at $200,000 cash or surety only.

No information has been released about the victim.

An investigation is ongoing.

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