Clinton man arrested for sexual assault of juvenile

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Lenawee Sheriff's Department mug shots of Daniel Pitts. Photo submitted.

On Friday, Jan. 4, Clinton police arrested Daniel Pitts, 33, on a 10-count felony warrant for First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct involving a child under the age of 16. Pitts was arrested at his mother’s home in Dundee with assistance from the Dundee Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Tecumseh Police Department.

The child was assaulted at least 10 times between Dec. 12 and Dec. 30, 2012, according to Clinton Police Chief Michael Randolph, and the incidents were reported to the Clinton Police Department on Dec. 31. He stated the investigation is continuing and Pitts could face additional charges from incidents dating back four years.

Randolph is encouraging any other victims to come forward to the police, but as of Jan. 8 there have been no other reports. “It’s a single victim right now,” Randolph said.

Pitts is being held at the Lenawee County Jail on a $200,000 bond, and his arraignment was Jan. 7 via video from the Lenawee County Jail.

The suspect’s next court appearance is Friday, Jan. 18. Each count holds a maximum sentence of life in prison if Pitts is convicted.

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