November 1, 2014

Gagetown man charged with CSC for alleged incidents in county

Posted 2/20/14

STANDISH — A 29-year-old Gagetown man, James Wesley Hobbs, is alleged to have participated in sexual acts with a female between 13 and 16 years old while living in the same household.

Hobbs has been charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with an underage female in 2010 in Standish Township. He also faces one charge of second-degree CSC for alleged sexual activities with the same female in 2009 in Arenac Township.

In each alleged incident, Hobbs and the victim were living in the same residence.

Hobbs was arraigned in 23rd Circuit Court Feb. 19, where he stood mute on all charges.

First-degree CSC carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, and second-degree CSC is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Hobbs was charged as a habitual offender convicted of two felonies in Kentucky — for flagrant non-support in 2011 and for unlawful taking of an automobile in 2003.

A $20,000 personal recognizance bond has been set for Hobbs. The next hearing in this case had not been set as of 10 a.m. Feb. 20.

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