A man charged with fondling a child under age 13 pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of second-degree criminal sexual conduct during a hearing in Ottawa County Circuit Court.

Gerald Sandoval’s history of criminal offenses will still keep him in the range of possible life in prison. If convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, he would have faced a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.

You may contact Becky Vargo at bvargo@grandhaventribune.com.

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