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Nunica man pleads guilty to sex crime with girl, 13

Becky Vargo • Jul 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM

A 28-year-old Nunica man charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl almost a year ago was remanded to jail after pleading guilty in Ottawa County Circuit Court on Monday to a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

When asked by Judge Karen Miedema what made him guilty of the crime, Jordan Brett Haines said, “I digitally penetrated the (girl’s) vagina.”

Haines was living in the same household as the girl at the time.

The judge emphasized that Haines was 27 at the time of the incident and that he knew the girl was 13. Miedema also noted that Haines was facing a possible life sentence and lifetime monitoring if he pleaded guilty to the crime.

Haines will be sentenced Aug. 20.

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