GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —A former substitute teacher at Kent City Elementary School pleaded no contest Monday to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the office of Kent County Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock.
Jon Ira Dalton, 68, of Newaygo, was accused of inappropriately touching four young girls. A staff member notified a community liaison last October after claiming to have witnessed Dalton inappropriately touching a student.
As part of the plea, three other second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were dropped.
Dalton faces up to 15 years in prison, according to Judge Trusock’s office. He will be sentenced Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Travis Earley said in March that the plea deal was offered to keep the victims from having to testify in court.