MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ/AP) – A jury has convicted a 67-year-old Metro Detroit man of nine counts of criminal sexual conduct for molesting three young girls at his wife’s Fraser day care center.
The Macomb County Circuit Court jury found Stanley Duncan guilty Friday of molesting girls ages 3 and 4 in 2011, and another girl in the late 1990s.
A jury acquitted his 64-year-old wife Vita Duncan of criminal sexual conduct, convicting her of failing to license her daycare center. She told police during questioning that she once walked in on her husband while he was molesting one of the girls and told him to stop.
A trial was halted in 2012 while prosecutors appealed the judge’s refusal to let the youngest girl testify after she said she didn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.
Jurors last week heard a reading of her testimony.
Police said Duncan admitted to sexually assaulting several young children, and investigators believe the sexual abuse at the daycare may go back as far as twenty years.
Sentencing for both Stanley and Vita Duncan is set for Sept. 4.
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