Hersey man sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to criminal sexual conduct

Jermey David Burr
Jermey David Burr

REED CITY — A Hersey man charged with having a relationship with a teenager was sentenced Friday to prison in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.

Jermey David Burr, 38, was sentenced to a minimum of nine years to a maximum of 25 years in prison for two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He is given credit for 128 days already served. His sentences will run concurrently.

Burr was arrested in February by Michigan State Police. He was arraigned on eight counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in Osceola County’s 77th District Court.

In May, Burr reached a plea agreement with the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office. He entered pleas of no contest to two of the counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in exchange for the six others being dismissed.

A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such by the judge for sentencing purposes.

According to court documents, the female victim in the case was at least 13 but younger than 16 years old at the time of the alleged incidents.

The sexual contact between Burr and the victim happened multiple times from September 2015 to January 2016 in Rose Lake Township, according to court documents.

Had he not accepted a plea deal, Burr faced a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct by a jury at trial.