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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org