A Jefferson County jury has handed down a guilty verdict against a man accused of sexually abusing a minor in Fairfield.

According to Jefferson County Attorney Chauncey Moulding, it took jurors about eight hours Friday to convict 29-year-old Michael Alexander Coon of two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree and one count of child endangerment. The charges stemmed from allegations Coon sexually abused a minor child under the age of 10 while residing with the child and the child’s mother in Fairfield in 2018 and 2019. The victim testified the abuse would occur after the mother left for work.

Moulding says Coon was living in Des Moines until last Friday when he was arrested and is now being held without bond in the Jefferson County jail pending his sentencing into Department of Corrections custody. Coon’s sentencing is set for April 26. Sexual abuse in the second degree carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 17.5 years in prison. If sentenced consecutively on all charges, Coon could be ordered to a term of incarceration not to exceed 52 years.