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Man acknowledges sexually assaulting 5 children at day care

Posted: 6:58 AM, Jul 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-07 08:58:10-04

A Colorado Springs man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting five children at his wife's unlicensed day care service.

The Gazette reports 68-year-old John "Jake" Fredrick Frey, who entered his plea Tuesday, faces between 15 years and life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 4.

Prosecutors say he committed a pattern of sexual assaults on young girls at a now-shuttered home business in northeast Colorado Springs. Frey was arrested in February after a young girl told her parents he had touched her inappropriately when his wife left him alone with children while running errands.

Police say he confessed to repeated attacks over a three-year span.