A 22-year-old Akron man was sentenced Wednesday to up to 30 years in prison for criminal sexual assault of a minor.
Tuscola County Probate Judge Nancy Thane sentenced Tyler Jobson to up to 30 years (with a minimum of 9 years) on two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a person under 13.
Tuscola County Prosecutor Mark Reene said the charges all involve a minor and occurred over a period of about five years before being brought to the attention of the Tuscola County Child Advocacy Center.
The center, Michigan State Police, Akron Police Department, and Tuscola County Prosecutors worked together in the subsequent investigation that ultimately found Jobson had engaged in sexual assault of a relative who was a minor under the age of 13 (the minor’s name was revealed during the public court hearing, but is not being used in this story to protect the individual).
“There simply is no excuse for this behavior…,” Reene told the court Wednesday prior to Jobson’s sentencing. “The problem is (Jobson) engaged in the most selfish, incomprehensible behavior imaginable toward a member of his family.
“Someone that he should have been looking out for, he instead abused,” Reene said. “And now we see the impact and it’s not difficult to understand how extraordinary that impact is.” (Read more)
(This story first appeared in the Sept. 3, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read in its entirety here.)