A Greenville man was arrested by Cedar Springs Police last week on a Criminal Sexual Conduct complaint involving a young child.
Cedar Springs Police Officer Paul Feutz investigated the complaint on July 29, about 10:30 p.m., at an address on South First Street in Cedar Springs. The incident had allegedly taken place earlier in the evening.
Officer Feutz interviewed the suspect at his apartment in Greenville. Based on both the interview and the complaint, he arrested Kenneth Junior Funk III and lodged him in the Kent County Correctional Facility.
Funk, a registered sex offender, was arraigned on Tuesday, July 31, in 63rd District Court, on one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct, and one charge of being a habitual offender. Bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety, and a preliminary exam was set for August 13 at 2 p.m. At press time, he was still in custody.
According to Chief Roger Parent, the parents of the child knew Funk was a registered sex offender. “There is no blame on the part of the parents in this investigation,” stated the Chief. “However, it is important to remind anyone who has contact with registered sex offenders to never let your guard down. Not all, but some registered sex offenders will become repeat offenders and we should be doing everything possible to protect young children from a known sex offender.”