CHARLEVOIX MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A CHILD

Anthony Atkinson, 38, Charlevoix, pleaded guilty to two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct, First Degree this morning in the 33rd Circuit Court.

Atkinson admitted engaging in penile-vaginal penetration on two occasions with an 11-year-old in Hayes Township during the summer of 2017.

Because his victim was under the age of 13, Atkinson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a possible maximum sentence of life in prison. Sentencing will occur on Jan. 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

The case was investigated by Deputy Justin Kieliszewski and Sergeant William Church of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office.

About Allen Telgenhof

Allen Telgenhof is the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney; beginning his 14th year of coaching high school baseball, now as varsity coach at Boyne Falls Public Schools. Graduated from Clio High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Father of four great children, ages 27, 25, 20 and 19.
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