Man gets prison in CSC case

ESCANABA – An Escanaba man apologized and accepted full responsibility for sexually abusing three teen males prior to being sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday.

Sean Michael Goodchild, 21, of Escanaba, pleaded guilty earlier this year to assaulting a minor with intent to commit sexual penetration, a 10-year felony, and two counts of accosting a minor for immoral purposes, each a four-year felony.

Judge Stephen Davis sentenced Goodchild to a minimum of 38 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison on the sexual assault count and 116 days on each of the two accosting charges. He was given credit for 116 days served in the county jail. All judgments are to be served concurrently.

Goodchild was ordered not to have contact with the victims or anyone 17 years old or younger. He must register as a sexual offender. He was also ordered to pay $334 in fines and costs.

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

During his plea hearing in February, Goodchild admitted 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.

In exchange for the above three guilty pleas, the court dismissed five 15-year felonies of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

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