Lavely sentenced to 17.5 to 35 years
By Pat Maurer
According to information from Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis, William Lavely, 68, of Harrison , was sentenced last Friday to concurrent 17 to 35 year prison sentences on two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree (against a person under age 13).
He was also sentenced to: registration as a sex offender; Lifetime Global Position Monitoring; No contact with the two victims in this case; $136 State Costs, $130 Crime Victim Rights fee and $1,000 in fines and costs.
Lavely signed his appellate rights form and requested that a court appointed attorney be appointed to represent him in his appeal of the convictions.
He will remain incarcerated pending the appeal.
He was arrested last August after two of his granddaughters came forward to report he had sexually abused them from the time they were six years old to when they were 13. At the time Lavely was living with his wife in Harrison.
Lavely was bound over to circuit Court for trial on six counts of CSC in the first degree for numerous incidents of sexual abuse with the youngsters.
After a six-day jury trial in late July, Lavely was found guilty of two counts of CSC.
Ambrozaitis handled the case for the People and Attorney Arnold Weiner from Auburn Hills represented Lavely.