Ludington man pleads to CSC.

April 12, 2016
Gascoigne with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

Shon Gascoigne with his attorney, Douglas Stevenson.

By Allison Scarbrough. Courts/Police Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old Ludington man who pleaded guilty Tuesday, April 12, in 51st Circuit Court to one count of attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and delivery of marijuana to a minor faces one year in jail.

Shon Michael Gascoigne, of 607 E. Melendy St., testified Tuesday that he attempted to commit digital sexual penetration with a girl between the age of 13-16 years.

Gascoigne had also faced felonies of third-degree CSC and furnishing obscenity to a child, which were dismissed in a plea agreement. The agreement calls for Gascoigne serving one year in jail; registering as a sex offender; and a six-month driver’s license suspension with a restricted license after 30 days, said Mason Count Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

The prosecutor said he spoke extensively with the victim and her family, and they are satisfied with the plea agreement. Sentencing guidelines are 12-24 months guidelines, Spaniola said.

Gasciogne was arrested Sept. 11, 2015 by the Ludington Police Department.

“I had been drinking,” Gascoigne testified Tuesday. “I attempted to undo her pants, but she didn’t want to.” He also testified that he was smoking a marijuana pipe and gave the victim a draw off the pipe. Both incidents occurred at his residence in May of 2015, he testified.

Sentencing is set for May 17 at 2:45 p.m.

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