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IM man enters guilty plea

June 19, 2012
By LISA M. HOFFMANN - Staff Writer , The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - A 24-year-old Iron Mountain man has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

Justin Stephen Curran's attorney Beth Lacosse of Escanaba said her client would enter a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement.

Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule said the plea agreement in this case calls for a delayed sentence and that a charge of criminal sexual conduct, third degree (ages 13 to 15) would not be pursued as a result of the current offense.

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Attempted accosting a minor for immoral purposes is a high court misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison. Criminal sexual conduct, third degree, is a felony.

Curran said he had sexual relations with a minor who had told him she was several years older than she was.

The incident occurred on or about Jan. 3 of this year. The female victim was 14 years of age at the time, and the defendant was 23.

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Justin Curran appears for arraignment with his attorney Beth Lacosse on a charge of attempted accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

Circuit Court Judge Mary B. Barglind is presiding over the case.

Sentencing was set for July 31 at 9 a.m. in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Lisa M. Hoffmann's e-mail address is lhoffmann@ironmountaindailynews.com

 
 

 

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