Two arrested for multiple sex crimes

February 27, 2015

Jason Shannon

Jason Shannon

Troopers from the Michigan State Police Mt. Pleasant Post conducted a joint investigation with the Michigan State Police Sixth District Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, the United States Department of Homeland Security, Wichita Kansas Police and the Clare County Sheriff Department which lead to the arrest of a Clare County couple on multiple sex crime charges.

In January 2015, investigators learned Jason Shannon, a 41 year old Clare County man, had been trading Child Sexually Explicit Materials with another male in the state of Kansas. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and Investigators from the Wichita Police Department conducted an investigation in Kansas which led to the development of the suspect, Jason Shannon, a registered sex offender in the state of Michigan. Investigators executed a search warrant on Jason Shannon’s Sheridan Township home and seized computers and equipment used in the downloading and distribution of the sexually abusive material.

In a subsequent investigation, investigators discovered Jason Shannon and his female companion; Crystal Little, a 32 year old Sheridan Township woman, may have been sexually assaulting a child as well, to which they subsequently confessed to investigators.

On February 24, 2015, the 80th District Court issued a 27 count felony warrant for Jason Shannon on charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct, Child Sexually Abusive Activities, Using a Computer in the Commission of a Felony, Providing Sexually Explicit Material to a Minor, Sex Offender Registration Violation, Habitual Offender, and Weapons charges based on charges authorized by Clare County Prosecuting Attorney, Michelle Ambrozaitis.

The court also issued a three count felony warrant for Crystal Little on charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct, Providing Sexually Explicit Material to a Minor, and Aiding and Abetting

Crystal Little

Crystal Little

charges based on charges authorized by Michelle Ambrozaitis.

Jason Shannon and Crystal Little were arrested without incident and lodged in the Clare County Jail on February 24, 2015. They were arraigned in the 80th District Court on February 25. Jason Shannon’s bond was set at $1,000,000.00. Crystal Little’s bond was set at $100,000.
The couple remains lodged in the Clare County Jail.

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