4 Charged with Child Sex Crimes in Crawford County

Matthew Swanson

Michigan State Police say four people accused of child sex crimes in Crawford County are now behind bars.

State police searched a Crawford County home in March as part of a criminal sexual conduct and child sexually abusive material investigation.

During the search, three people were arrested and a fourth was arrested at a different location.

Matthew Swanson is facing three counts of first degree sexual conduct with a victim under 13.

Dale Near

Shirley Swanson is facing two counts of first degree sexual conduct with a victim under 13 and one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

Dale and Caleb Near are also facing first degree sexual conduct with a victim under 13.

All four suspects are due back in court in June.