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July 2, 2013

Man admits to assault of female relative

TRAVERSE CITY — A Traverse City man faces a maximum 15-year prison sentence after admitting to sexually assaulting a teenage female relative.

Paul Albert Draper, 45, pleaded guilty on Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. The plea agreement saves him from potential life imprisonment on his initial first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.

“He admitted everything he did,” said Chief Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg. She said two witnesses were prepared to testify against Draper if the matter went to trial.

The victim told investigators she awoke in November to Draper inappropriately touching her. The assault continued even after she pretended to be asleep and shifted away, the police report states. A DNA swab of Draper’s hands indicated evidence of sexual contact.

“I don’t know why I did it,” Draper told 13th Circuit Court Judge Phillip Rodgers on Monday. The police report states he was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. Draper faces a maximum 15-year sentence on the criminal sexual conduct charge and a maximum 10-year sentence on the assault charge.

 

 

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