Repeat offender faces 10-30 years in prison for rape of child.

October 23, 2019

Joseph Yennior, left, with attorney Douglas Stevenson.

Repeat offender faces 10-30 years in prison for rape of child.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON – A 29-year-old Ludington man faces serving 10-30 years in prison after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, Oct. 22, to third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and third-offense habitual offender.

Joseph Lynn Yennior, Jr., of 109 E. Foster St., testified that he had sex with a 15-year-old victim last July on Angling Road in Victory Township. According to his court file, the victim was female.

In exchange for his plea, a second count of third-degree CSC and fourth-offense habitual offender were dismissed. The plea agreement calls for a 10-30 year prison term.

According to his court file, Yennior was convicted March 25, 2010 of first-degree child abuse and second-degree child abuse in Barry County. On March 29, 2010, he was convicted of attempted first-degree child abuse in Barry County. According to the Offender Tracking Information System, he served a prison term of three years and four months to five years.

In Mason County, Yennior was sentenced Aug. 9, 2016 to a maximum of two and a half years in prison for a conviction of sex offender – failure to comply with reporting duties.

Third-degree CSC is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Yennior was facing up to life in prison with the fourth-offense habitual offender status.

Yennior will have to register as tier three offender, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 72-180 months.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

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