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Coldwater Man Sentenced For Sex Crimes
Monday Feb 05, 2018 5:26pm
Coldwater, MI

By: Mike Stiles


(COLDWATER) – A Coldwater man received his sentence Monday after entering pleas to two sex crimes.

Branch County Circuit Court personnel say 19 year old Shane Watson was sentenced to serve 29 months to 10 years for a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. He was also sentenced two to five years on a charge of third degree criminal sexual conduct. The two sentences will run concurrently.

For entering those pleas, five other charges were dismissed by the Branch County Prosecutor's Office.

Watson was arrested by the Coldwater Police Department in June 2017 after being accused of having a sexual encounter with a 13 year old girl.

Watson was also arrested in November 2016 after he allegedly had sex with a 15 year old girl with developmental disabilities, and getting her pregnant.

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