Sex Crimes

2 more people allege sex abuse by retired Michigan sergeant charged in 1990s child assaults

This undated photo provided by the Genesee County Sheriff shows retired Flint, Mich. Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods. Two more people have come forward to say they were assaulted as children by Woods, who is charged with sexual misconduct when he worked at the Flint Police Department in the 1990s, police said. (AP Photo/Genesee County Sheriff)

This undated photo provided by the Genesee County Sheriff shows retired Flint, Mich. Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods. Two more people have come forward to say they were assaulted as children by Woods, who is charged with sexual misconduct when he worked at the Flint Police Department in the 1990s, police said. (AP Photo/Genesee County Sheriff)  (The Associated Press)

Two more people say they were assaulted as children by a Michigan police sergeant who is charged with sexual misconduct while on duty in the 1990s.

Flint Police Sgt. Karl Petrich tells the Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/YzonbK ) Wednesday that authorities are investigating the claims by the two individuals. Retired Flint Police Sgt. Lawrence Woods was arraigned Friday on 16 counts of first-degree criminal sexual contact with two other minors. He was returned to jail without bond.

Authorities say some acts occurred at the police department and in police vehicles.

Frank Manley, an attorney for Woods, says decades-old allegations are suspect because evidence can be lost and memories fade.

Petrich says child pornography was seized Thursday at homes where Woods has stayed. He faces at least 25 years in prison if convicted.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint