By Pat Maurer
William J. Nokes, 45, of Farwell, is facing three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, 3rd Degree (incest) relating to his biological daughter. Each felony count carries up to a 15 year term in prison.
State Police at the Lansing Post received the first complaint last September when the 22 year-old victim reported sexual intercourse while visiting her father in Farwell over the Fourth of July holiday.
The complaint went to the Mt. Pleasant State Police Post in October. Troopers contacted and interviewed the father, who reportedly confessed to multiple incidents in both Clare and Clinton Counties.
The man, who was out of state due to him employment, was arrested at his Farwell home late Tuesday after he returned home for the Christmas holiday.
He was lodged in the Clare County Jail Tuesday evening and arraigned in 80th District Court on Wednesday afternoon by Magistrate Karen Wiling. His bond was set at $60,000. Cash/Surety, ten percent.
A preliminary examination has been set for January 7 at 2 p.m.