Kennedy sentenced to nine months in CSC case
TAWAS CITY — The case of former Hale Area Schools employee Adam Clay Kennedy has come to a close following his sentencing Aug. 20.
According to Iosco County Prosecutor Gary Rapp, Kennedy, 22, was sentenced to nine months in Iosco County Jail and five years of probation in Iosco County 23rd Circuit Court.
Rapp said Chief Circuit Judge Ronald M. Bergeron sentenced Kennedy.
He was reportedly given one day of jail credit and will have to pay $3,243 in fines. He will also have to register as a sex offender with the Michigan State Police.
Kennedy, who worked as a technology coordinator at the district, had pled guilty to one felony count of third-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct in July. He faced a maximum of five years behind bars.
He was arrested in February on multiple CSC charges following an investigation at the school by the MSP East Tawas Detachment.
The investigation uncovered that Kennedy had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year female student and assaulted a 16-year old female student.
Rapp said Kennedy was charged with third and fourth degree CSC charges after the investigation, but had the charges reduced to the one attempted CSC charge after Kennedy agreed to plead guilty.