Convicted sex offender to receive no jail time for new CSC conviction.

November 17, 2021

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Convicted sex offender to receive no jail time for new CSC conviction.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 41-year-old Muskegon man pleaded “no contest” to a high-court misdemeanor of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Terrence Antonio-Robert Murphy, who is currently registered as a sex offender, will receive no jail time for his recent conviction. 

Murphy was discharged from parole March 3, 2019 for an Ottawa County conviction of CSC — assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records. He was sentenced to a five-year maximum term June 1, 2015 following a “no contest” plea.

He initially faced a more serious charge of third-degree CSC, which will be dismissed after pleading to the added count Tuesday. His habitual offender status will also be dismissed, said Mason County Prosecutor Lauren Kreinbrink.

Fourth-degree CSC is punishable by up to two years in prison. Sentencing guidelines in his case are two to 17 months, said Kreinbrink.

The incident involving sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl occurred June 3, 2018 on Danaher Street in the City of Ludington. Because Murphy was on parole at the time of the offense, he will likely face parole violation sanctions.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 4 at 1 p.m.

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