Former Kincheloe resident charged by federal grand jury

A former Kincheloe resident has been charged by a federal grand jury for allegedly molesting a child.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles formally charged 61-year-old Tommy Alan Cain today with five counts of Sexual Abuse by Threat, one count of Abusive Sexual Contact by Threat, and six counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor. The indictment alleges Cain engaged in sexual acts with a minor over a four-period beginning in 2007 on the land trusts of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians.

Cain was arrested in Battle Creek yesterday. His charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Marquette office of the FBI and Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Police. Each Sexual Abuse by Threat count carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. The remaining counts carry maximum sentence of three and fifteen years, respectively.

Investigators are asking anyone with information pertaining to the case to call the FBI or local law enforcement.