By Pat Maurer
William Sexton, Jr., who pled “no contest” October 1 to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the third degree, was sentenced by Judge Thomas Evans November 5 to 8 to 15 years in prison with credit for 228 days served, assessed $68 in State costs, $130 crime victim rights fee, a $500 fine, $500 in court costs and lifetime electronic monitoring.
Sexton, 64, was arrested March 22 when the Clare County Sheriff’s Department investigated a complaint that he had sexually assaulted two children over a period of several years.
He was arraigned March 26 in 80th District Court on four counts of CSC in the first degree and two counts of CSC in the second degree and was held on a $1 million bond “because of the seriousness of the offenses…and the relationship to the victims.”, Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis said after the initial arraignment. She said both of the victims were under 13 when the events took place.