Hamlin man charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes.

November 8, 2016


Hamlin man charged with accosting a child for immoral purposes. 

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — A Hamlin Township man has been charged with the felony of accosting children for immoral purpose, habitual offender. Scott Earl Odekirk, 46, 3550 Stearns Dr., was arrested on Nov. 4 by Mason County sheriff deputies and was arraigned in 79th District Court.

In Michigan, accosting a child for immoral purpose is charged when a person encourages or solicits a child who is younger than 16 years old to commit sexual intercourse, an act of gross indecency, or any other immoral act, or induces a child to commit any act involving delinquency or depravity.

Details of the case were not immediately available. The charge of habitual offender does not necessarily mean the defendant has previous sex crime convictions.

The charge is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or fines of up to $4,000. The habitual offender charge increases the penalty to a maximum of up to 10 years in prison and/or fines of $10,000.

Bond was set at 10% of $10,000 with a probable cause hearing scheduled for Nov. 16 at 1:15 p.m.



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