1st-degree criminal sexual conduct

Michigan Department of Corrections

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Gwinn man has been sentenced to 25 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing children and having child pornography.

ONTONAGON, MI--   An Ontonagon County judge handed down the harshest prison sentence yet in the Michigan Attorney General’s clergy abuse investigation. 

MENOMINEE, MI--   A former Menominee County Sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a teenager faces more charges in another case involving a minor.

Brian Helfert, 57, was arraigned Friday on 11 charges, including child sexually abusive activity; four counts of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct; three counts of 3rd-degree CSC; assault with intent to commit penetration; gross indecency between males; and being a sexually delinquent person.