Escanaba man gets prison term for rape

ESCANABA – An Escanaba man convicted of rape was ordered to spend up to 25 years in prison during his sentencing in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday.

Following a trial in March, a jury found Dustin Anthony Menard, 27, guilty of one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct by force or coercion, a 15-year felony.

He was sentenced Friday to a minimum of seven years to a maximum of 25 years with credit for 235 days served in the county jail. A fourth-offense habitual offender notice increased his punishment.

Menard was arrested on Sept. 9, 2013, in connection with a sexual assault reported by a 24-year-old female friend of his on June 9, 2013, in Wells Township.

Find out more in Saturday’s Daily Press.