BAY CITY, MI – A 33-year-old man from East Tawas accused of sexually assaulting two Bay County girls over a decade ago has agreed to a plea deal.
Daniel C. Grischke, who is already a registered sex offender, indisputably pleaded two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill on August 31. The charge is a 10-year felony, although Grischke’s priors may increase the potential penalty.
In return for Grischke’s pleas, the prosecution agreed to dismiss two counts of first-degree criminal sexual behavior with a victim under the age of 13. The charge is a life offense with a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.
By pleading without question as opposed to guilty, Grischke did not orally admit to having committed a crime. Gill relied on other documents to record the convictions.
Court records indicate that two girls alleged that Grischke sexually assaulted them between June 30, 2005 and January 21, 2009. One said she was assaulted in Monitor Township, while the other claimed that the abuse had occurred in Bay City.
Both girls were under 13 at the time, while Grischke would have been 17 in 2005 and 20 as of 2009.
Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham previously said the Grischke investigation began in July 2018 after at least one of the two girls contacted police.
Grischke in November 2008 was convicted by Bay County Circuit Court of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. Accordingly, he must register as a sex offender For the rest of his life.
Justice Gill is due to sentence Grischke at 1:30 p.m. on October 11.
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