Edwards, Wilson Twn., arraigned on child sex charges

The 55 year-old Alpena County man accused of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter has been arraigned.

James William Edwards is charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first and second degree.  He is accused of sexually assaulting the 10 year-old girl multiple times over a two-year period.

No details of the allegations have been released.

Edwards, who lives in Wilson Township, will be in court later this month for a preliminary examination.  He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

CSC first degree carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison.