Roseville man sentenced on criminal sexual conduct charges

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published May 23, 2023



ROSEVILLE — A Roseville man was found guilty and sentenced on eight charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Between September and December of 2018, Shannon Jones, 45, of Roseville, lived with a woman with children — two girls, ages 6 and 8 — whom he sexually assaulted during that time, according to a press release from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jones then fled to Alabama. In December 2020, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office agreed to extradite Jones, and he was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service in Birmingham, Alabama, in July 2021.

Following a four-day jury trial and reportedly 35 minutes of jury deliberations, Jones was convicted of eight charges on March 28. Jones was convicted on five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, defendant over 17, punishable by 25 years to life in prison; two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13, defendant over 17, a 15-year felony; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a 93-day misdemeanor.

Jones was sentenced May 2 by Macomb County visiting Judge James Chylinski. In total, he will spend a minimum of 55 years in prison, though on the fourth count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, he was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Marissa Kulcsar, Jones’ attorney, did not return a request for comment.

“I would like to thank Judge Chylinski for making sure this predator is in prison for the rest of his life so our children are safe. Thank you to the Roseville Police Department for investigating this case and the U.S. Marshals for returning the defendant back to Macomb County to stand trial,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido said in a prepared statement.