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      Man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

      The Lake Linden man facing charges of criminal sexual conduct in Houghton County appeared in court to be sentenced on Monday for charges of failing to register as a sex offender.

      Chad Paul LaPointe was sentenced to nine months in Houghton County Jail with credit for 216 days already served. The 27-year-old man pled not guilty to other charges of one count of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15, one count of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15, and two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes.

      His trial for those charges is scheduled for November.

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