Repeat offender sentenced to 10-30 years in prison for CSC.

December 5, 2019

Joseph Yennior, left, with attorney Douglas Stevenson during an Oct. 22 court hearing.

Repeat offender sentenced to 10-30 years in prison for CSC.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 30-year-old Branch man was sentenced to 10-30 years in prison Tuesday, Dec. 2, for third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and third-offense habitual offender.

Joseph Lynn Yennior, Jr., of 11978 US 10, pleaded guilty to the charges, Oct. 22.

Yennior testified at the time of his plea that he had sex with a 15-year-old victim last July on Angling Road in Victory Township. According to his court file, the victim was female.

In exchange for his plea, a second count of third-degree CSC and fourth-offense habitual offender were dismissed.

According to his court file, Yennior was convicted March 25, 2010 of first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse in Barry County. On March 29, 2010, he was convicted of attempted first-degree child abuse in Barry County. According to the Offender Tracking Information System, he served a prison term of three years and four months to five years.

In Mason County, Yennior was sentenced Aug. 9, 2016 to a maximum of two and a half years in prison for a conviction of sex offender – failure to comply with reporting duties.

Third-degree CSC is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Yennior was facing up to life in prison with the fourth-offense habitual offender status.

Yennior must register as tier three sex offender.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 72-180 months.

He received credit for 125 days served in jail.

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