Man accused of sex crimes against child denies plea offer, scheduled for trial.

May 2, 2017
Robert Carr, left, with his attorney David Glancy.

Robert Carr, left, with his attorney David Glancy.

Man accused of sex crimes against child denies plea offer, scheduled for trial.

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A Ludington man will be going to trial for sex crimes involving a minor. Robert Lee Carr, 33, of 614 E. Dowland St., appeared in 51st Circuit Court today and turned down a plea agreement by the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office, thus turning the matter over to a trial.

Carr, 33 was arrested Feb. 2, 2017 by the Ludington Police Department on felony charges of child sexually abusive activity or material, a felony punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison; using a computer to commit a crime, a felony punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison; second-degree criminal sexual conduct (victim under 13), a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison; and second-offense habitual offender, which elevates the first count to a maximum of 30 years in prison. His bail was set at $75,000 cash/surety and he remains lodged at the Mason County Jail.

On Tuesday, Carr was offered a sentencing agreement by Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola to plead guilty to all four charges and accepting incarceration of seven to 30 years on the first two charges, and five to 22 years on the third count (to run concurrent per state statute).

According to the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry, Carr has a 2000 conviction of criminal sexual conduct third degree (force or coercion).

Lee turned down the offer and will now be scheduled for trial, the date not yet scheduled.

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