Local Video News

2013YearinPhotos-1

Kutnyak won't have to register as a sex offender PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 04 March 2013 11:24
Though he will have to seek sexual offender treatment, a former Michigan man will not have to register as a sexual offender following his sentencing Thursday before Judge Robert Pollex.
Ryan Kutnyak, who turned 25 on Sunday, of Fremont and formerly of East Lansing, Mich. was ordered placed on three years of community control sanctions for a 2009 crime.
Originally charged as a rape and sexual assault n August 2009, the charge was amended to assault.
His case was brought back to the active docket following an appellate court decision which overturned a guilty plea and verdict.
As part of the new plea agreement, a new alternative case was dismissed regarding the same incident.
The judge noted how the defendant admitted that alcohol played a role in his actions, but admonished him that "alcohol is no excuse."
Pollex thus ordered substance abuse treatment, along with Alcoholics Anonymous or other similar 12-step program, 200 hours of community service and required that he maintain gainful employment.
Kutnyak is also ordered to have no contact with the victim. The sentence was similar to his original sentence without the sexual offender registration requirement.
The judge reserved 12 months in prison should he not follow all the requirements of his sanctions.
 

Front Page Stories

Market Square already bustling with business
07/26/2014 | MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor
article thumbnail

Market Square in BG along Wooster Street. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune) Market S [ ... ]


Young man goes west to further his acting career
07/26/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Justin Betancourt (left) and Jeffrey Guion perform. (Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune) J [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles
Sentinel-Tribune Copyright 2010