Jury convicts LeRoy man of criminal sexual conduct
REED CITY — A LeRoy man was found guilty of two counts of criminal sexual conduct last week in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.
Timothy Boyd Adams, 54, was arrested in March and charged with three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct.
On July 26, a jury was selected for his trial, which continued until the next day when the jury returned its verdict after listening to testimony and evidence.
During the trial, Osceola County Assistant Prosecutor Andy LaPres made a motion to dismiss one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct and the second degree criminal sexual conduct charge. Those charges were ultimately dismissed, leaving the jury to hear evidence and deliberate on the remaining two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.
The jury first heard testimony from the victim, who detailed instances where she was sexually assaulted by Adams. According to court documents, those incidents occurred between March 2013 and September 2013, in Rose Lake Township. The victim was younger than 13 years old at the time of the assaults.
A police officer also took the stand during the trial, testifying about an interview with Adams where the defendant confessed to the crimes.
On July 27, after less than 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict to both counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct.
First degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Adams was charged as a habitual offender because he has three prior felony convictions, including a 1988 conviction out of Oakland County for first degree criminal sexual conduct.
Adams is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in Osceola County's 49th Circuit Court.