FORMER KINGSLEY PRINCIPAL SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR SEX CRIMES AGAINST YOUNG BOYS
November 14, 2019
Up North Live
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A former northern Michigan principal has been sentenced for sex crimes.
A Grand Traverse County judge has sentenced Karl Hartman to three to five years in prison and more than $2,000 in fines for three counts of assault with intent to commit second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Hartman pleaded guilty to those charges in October.
According to Hartman's attorneys, each of the charges against Hartman carried a five-year maximum sentence, and those sentences would be served at the same time.
But during the sentencing on Thursday, the judge sentenced him outside those guidelines.
Hartman was charged in January 2019 with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, accosting a minor and furnishing alcohol to minors after three male victims said they were molested by him.
Investigators said the incidents date back all the way to 2009.
Additional charges were filed against Hartman as more victims came forward throughout the investigation.
Hartman was put on administrative leave following the investigation.
The other charges against Hartman were dropped at sentencing because of the guilty plea.
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