UNNAMED DAD has been convicted of soliciting his 16-year-old daughter for sex. Dad says he was high at the time and doesn't remember. In addition to his drug issues, Daddy seems to be chronically unemployed. Thank goodness this mother has sole custody (for once).
Man accused of soliciting his daughter for sex will spend 270 days in jail
Published: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 12:15 PM Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 1:45 PM
Danielle Quisenberry Jackson Citizen P...
Calling his conduct “very bizarre,” Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson sentenced a man accused of soliciting his daughter for sex to 270 days in jail.
Wilson also placed the 36-year-old, who already has spent 167 days in jail, on probation for five years.
“I don’t see you have any redeeming characteristics,” Wilson told the man, whom he called “bottom of the barrel.”
The man was accused of calling his 16-year-old daughter on Jan. 15, using lewd language and telling her he wanted to have sex with her and had for “a while now,” according to a court document. She told him, in a recorded conversation, he was her father and the idea was “gross.” The happening prompted a Michigan State Police probe.
A day later, the girl’s mother called police when the man again called and told her he was going to have sex with her or her daughter. He said he would be at their residence in Sandstone Township in 10 minutes, according to the document.
A sheriff’s deputy responded and found him hiding in a tree line, according to the report.
The prosecutors’ office at first charged him with a first-degree criminal sexual conduct crime, but that charge was dismissed in exchange for his May no contest plea to accosting a child for immoral purposes, a felony.
He pleaded no contest, which is not an admission of guilt but is treated like one by judges, because he was “high” at the time and did not remember what happened.
His lawyer, George Lyons, told Wilson the man needed drug and alcohol abuse and psychological counseling. He said he agreed the man’s actions were “outright bizarre.”
“I take full responsibility,” said the man, whose name is being withheld because his daughter has the same last name. The Citizen Patriot typically does not name victims of sex crimes.
In April, the man and the girl’s mother were divorced. Court records, however, indicate they had lived separately since 2002 and for a period before 2002.
His former wife, who said she cared for their children during that time, has sole custody of the girl and the couple’s 13-year-old son.
In her divorce filing, the woman alleged the man never paid child support or had a steady job. She said he lived with his parents when he was not incarcerated and did not spend time with his children. He is not capable of competently performing the duties of parenthood, she wrote.