LUDINGTON — A 31-year-old Scottville man will likely spend 4 to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a minor female between 2001 and 2004. Frederick Lewis was originally charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree.
In August, Lewis turned down a plea agreement from Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. He appeared in 51st Circuit Court today because he changed his mind. The August agreement was the same as today’s offer which drops the two counts of CSC first degree and replacing them with the charge of CSC second degree. The first degree charges would have meant life sentences.
Lewis was arrested on Feb. 12, 2013, following an investigation by the Michigan State Police. He was charged with sexually abusing a minor under the age of 13. The incidences allegedly took place when the alleged victim was between the ages of 7 and 11, she is now 18. The woman, who now lives in Baldwin, is a relative of Lewis’ and was living in the same Custer Township house during the alleged incidences.
Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 1:30 p.m.