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Newaygo man charged with having sex with autistic child

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Richard Sale

WYOMING, Mich. – A Newaygo man is in jail for allegedly having sex repeatedly with an autistic child over a three year period.

Richard Allen Sale, 52, is charged with two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, 1st degree. The incidents allegedly happened at a home near 44th Street and Buchanan in Wyoming.

Sale has been in the Kent County Jail since being arraigned on October 21. He  faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The girl made the allegations during counseling sessions with Community Mental Health Services in July.  The incidents allegedly began in 2006.

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