Byron Dale Bird, 63, of Rosebush, was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in U.S. District Court on Friday.

Bird is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, two counts of abusive sexual contact, witness tampering, failure to register as a sex offender, four counts of commission of a crime of violence by someone that failed to register as a sex offender and four counts of commission of a federal sexual offense of a minor victim by someone required to register as a sex offender.

A jury convicted Bird of all counts following a trial before U.S. District Judge Thomas Ludington.

Bird was arrested after an investigation by the Saginaw Chippewa Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation found he had sexually abused a child in his care multiple times from October 2016 to January 2018.

As a result of Bird’s abuse, the victim became pregnant.

Bird also threatened the victim to keep her from reporting the abuse.

In 2007, Bird was convicted of sexual interference of a person under 14-years-old in Canada and failed to register as a sex offender.

He will be sentenced on March 14 at 2 p.m.

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