Sex offender pleads guilty to failure to comply with registration.

January 14, 2020

Matthew Case with attorney Tracie Dinehart

Sex offender pleads guilty to failure to comply with registration.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 46-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Jan. 14, to a felony of failure to comply with the sex offender registration act and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Matthew Jason Case, of 926 E. Tinkham Ave., Apt. 313, Ludington, testified that he failed to report for several months that he was fired from his job, which is in violation of the registration act.

Two other counts of failure to comply with the sex offender registration act will be dismissed in exchange for his plea. Case will be sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

His habitual offender status elevated the maximum possible penalty to 15 years.

Case pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of domestic violence in 79th District Court and will be sentenced to a concurrent term, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

He was convicted in May of 1992 of two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and charges of safe breaking and breaking and entering with intent in May of 2007, according to his court file.

Sentencing is set for March 3 at 1:15 p.m.

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