Lewis turns down plea agreement; trial scheduled

August 16, 2013

lewis, FredrickLUDINGTON — Frederick Lewis, 31, of Scottville will go on trial in October for two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree. Earlier this week Lewis turned down a plea agreement from Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. The agreement would have dropped the two counts of CSC first degree and charged Lewis with CSC second degree instead with a sentence of four to 15 years.

Lewis was arrested on Feb. 12 following an investigation by the Michigan State Police. He was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree involving a minor under the age of 13. The incidences allegedly took place when the alleged victim was between the ages of 7 and 11, she is now 18. The woman, who now lives in Baldwin, is a relative of Lewis’ and was living in the same Custer Township house during the alleged incidences.

His trial is scheduled for Oct. 29-31.

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