Man pleads guilty to accosting minors

ESCANABA – A 21-year-old Escanaba man pleaded guilty to accosting two minors and assaulting another minor with intent to commit sexual penetration during his plea hearing in Delta County Circuit Court Friday.

Sean Michael Goodchild admitted to the above three counts in exchange for the dismissal of five 15-year felonies of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced in circuit court on April 16.

The two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes each carry a maximum punishment of four years in prison. The one count of assault with intent to commit sexual conduct carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

Appearing before Judge Stephen Davis, Goodchild told the court he had sexual relations with two teens under the age of 16 years and a third teen 13-15 years of age. The incidents occurred from July 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014 in Escanaba involving male victims.

Goodchild was arrested in January and lodged in the county jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

He was originally charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Two additional counts were added in district court on Jan. 22.

Court records were suppressed at the district court level.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,