The Grand Rapids Press

Child psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexual assault of young relative

GRAND RAPIDS — A child psychiatrist has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault involving a young relative.

Carlos Alberto Marcano, 59, of Byron Township, will be sentenced Sept. 24 in Kent County Circuit Court on counts of first-degree and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Police earlier said he had confessed to sex abuse that happened between 2005 and 2007.

He was a psychiatrist with Pine Christian Mental Health and Community Mental Health for Central Michigan, but the incidents had no connection to his work. Marcano entered the plea the day he was set for trial.