Victory Township man sent to prison for sex crimes

September 9, 2015
Chandler, Sebastian

Sebastian Chandler with his attorney, David Glancy, during a court hearing last month.

By Allison Scarbrough. Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON— A 21-year-old Victory Township man was sentenced to three concurrent prison terms Tuesday, Sept. 8, in 51st Circuit Court for sex crimes involving a girl under the age of 13.

Sebastian Allen-Leroy Chandler, of 2372 N. Tuttle Rd., was sentenced to three years and seven months to 15 years in prison for a conviction of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) – person under 13. He was also ordered to two terms of one year and 11 months to four years in prison for convictions of accosting children for immoral purposes and possession of child sexually-abusive material. He is subject to lifetime electronic monitoring.

Chandler pleaded guilty, Aug. 4, to all three felony counts stemming from the sexual assault of the young girl last summer. He testified that he touched the girl’s breasts, who was under the age of 13 at the time, and that he also possessed a provocative picture of a child under the age of 16.

Chandler was arrested last March by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. One count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), which carries a maximum life sentence, was dismissed in a plea agreement. Second-degree CSC is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

The incident was reported Aug. 4, 2014, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole at the time of the arrest. Chandler lived at the victim’s Victory Township residence and is a non-family member, the sheriff said.

Chandler received credit for 43 days served in jail and was ordered to pay $394 in fines and costs.

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