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Erwin Township man pleads to sex crimes

By RICHARD JENKINS

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BESSEMER — An Erwin Township man pleaded to two sex crimes in Gogebic County Circuit Court Friday.

Thomas Perez, 60, entered no-contest pleas to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person between the ages of 13 and 16 as part of a plea agreement that will have three other counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct dismissed at sentencing.

Each of the two counts Perez pleaded to carries a potential life sentence and mandatory lifetime electronic monitoring if released.

The plea agreement also calls for a sentencing re...