Traverse City Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

A Traverse City man is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

Ricky Byard is charged with second degree sex crimes with a person under 13.Byard Csc

State police say it happened at a home in Long Lake Township.

The victim’s mother says it began in late June and happened several times.

Byard will be back in court next week.