GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man accused of sexually abusing children while working as a gymnastics coach was arraigned Thursday.

Shannon Guay has been charged with six counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and nine counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

The assaults happened at Aerials & Baranis Gymnastics, the now-defunct studio on Coit Avenue near Plainfield Avenue in Plainfield Township where Guay worked as a coach, investigators say.

Investigators had previously identified five victims, all girls between the ages of 4 and 14 at the time, that were assaulted between 2006 and 2008 at the studio. Sgt. Eric Brunner with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday said investigators identified a sixth victim after Guay’s arrest was made public.

Guay was arrested on May 10 in Punta Gorda, Florida, north of Fort Myers, where he lives with his wife. He was brought to Kent County Wednesday.

His attorney, James Howard, asked the magistrate to grant him a bond to get out of jail.

“These offenses are very old. I don’t know what’s going on here or how they came to light,” Howard said. “Mr. Guay is presumed innocent at this point. However, I understand there are risks of flight and there are danger to community issues involved here. … I’m going to ask the court to consider a reasonable cash surety bond, because it’s essential that Mr. Guay be free so as to to adequately assist his attorney in preparation for these charges.”

Magistrate Michael Milroy said his extradition from Florida is a concern.

“We note that you were extradited from Florida, been down there for at least a year and half. That is a concern for this court,” Milroy said. “Frankly the risk to any community in which you reside is present here as well.”

His bond has been set at $500,000. If he bonds out, he will stay with his mother in Comstock Park. He has been ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims.

Kent County Undersheriff Chuck DeWitt told News 8 that Guay went by ‘Coach Jake’ while working at gymnastics and martial arts gyms, as well as dance studios.

“If (parents) had children, loved ones, friends that participated in those types of activities in West Michigan throughout the (19)90s, through 2010, we would be most interested knowing if there was a potential inappropriate contact with their loved one,” DeWitt said.

Anyone with information about Guay is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

Guay’s next court appearance is set for June 7.

— Correction: A previous version of this article referred to Sgt. Eric Brunner with the wrong title. We regret this error, which has been fixed.