Kullman not likely to receive life sentence for sexual assault of student


REED CITY — It is unlikely that Former Evart High School Principal Alan Kullman will spend life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Kullman is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 19 in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. On Friday, he entered a guilty plea to one of the three charges against him. The charge carries a maximum life sentence.

“We made the recommendation that he get (a sentence at) the top of whatever his guidelines come out to, but not to exceed that,” said Osceola County Assistant Prosecutor Andy LePres. “It was left pretty open, but pleading to just the one count lowers his guidelines.”

LePres could not comment on the length of the sentence Kullman likely would receive, but said Kullman’s lack of criminal history prior to his arrest would keep his sentence low.

Kullman was arrested in June and charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 14-year-old female student. That same month, Kullman resigned from his position at Evart High School.