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Sentencing delayed in township sex case

 

January 9, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

JASON IRVINE sits in the courtroom prior to a hearing in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday. Irvine will have until Jan. 15 to consider whether he wants to withdraw his guilty plea to two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct after Judge Michael Pope found he hadn't been adequately informed the charges carried a 25-year mandatory minimum sentence.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - An Ironwood Township man will have a week to think about whether he wants to withdraw his guilty plea after Judge Michael Pope delayed a sentencing hearing in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday.

Jason Elliot Irvine, 47, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct in November as part of a plea agreement - charges which carry a potential life sentence.

Pope said Tuesday Irvine wasn't adequately informed the charges had a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

"In light of the fact that (the mandato...



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