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      Authorities investigate more accusations against Ishpeming man

      John Wayne Mathews

      An Ishpeming man is still in jail as authorities investigate more accusations of sex crimes involving children. Forty-four-year-old John Wayne Mathews was arrested earlier this month. He is charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes and criminal sexual conduct fourth degree.

      Ishpeming police said Mathews was allegedly involved with a 13-year-old girl in the city of Ishpeming. Court proceedings are on hold while police investigate more accusations involving other victims.

      Mathews' attorney represented him at the preliminary hearing in Marquette County District Court in Ishpeming on Tuesday. Mathews' bond remains at $200,000 cash. If convicted on the two counts he currently faces, Mathews could spend six years in prison.