Man sentenced for failing to comply with sex offender act.

August 9, 2016
Joseph Yennior, Jr., with his attorney, David Glancy.

Joseph Yennior, Jr., with his attorney, David Glancy.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 26-year-old man was sentenced to jail in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Aug. 9, for a conviction of failure to comply with sex offender reporting duties.

Joseph Lynn Yennior, Jr. was arrested, June 4, by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office after police received an anonymous tip that he was not living at the address he had listed on the sex offender registry, 209 S. Columbia Street in Scottville.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said a deputy went to the address to confirm Yennior’s registration and found the home was unoccupied and under renovation. After asking around, Yennior was located living in a tent in Cartier Park in Ludington.

Yennior was convicted in Barry County’s 5th Circuit Court on March 29, 2010 on one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) with a person under 13 and one count of attempted child abuse. At the time of the conviction, he was shown as living in Delton, which is located in Barry County. He was sentenced 40-60 months in prison.

Judge Susan K. Sniegowski followed the plea agreement Tuesday, sentencing Yennior to serve four months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term.

“It’s your primary responsibility to keep your registration up-to-date,” Sniegowski said to Yennior. The judge also ordered that he serve 18 months probation. He was given credit for 68 days served in jail.

Yennior pleaded guilty to one count of failure to comply with reporting duties, June 22.

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