BAY CITY, MI — Already registered sex offender in Bay County is heading back to prison for sexual assaults involving two victims.
Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran on Monday, July 20, sentenced James G-Junior Propes, 38, to two concurrent terms of six to 15 years in prison. Sheeran gave Propes credit for 500 days already served.
Propes must also register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, though he already had to from a conviction 20 years ago.
Propes in March pleaded no contest to single counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury and second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a relation. The charge does not involve penetration, is limited to touching, and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The two charges are from separate files and involve different victims.
In exchange for his pleas, the prosecution agreed to dismiss another count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct causing personal injury and a charge of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.
By pleading no contest as opposed to guilty, Propes did not admit to having committed a crime. Sheeran relied on other documentation to enter convictions on the record.
Affidavits contained in court files allege two people were assaulted in Propes’ Gibson Township home. Police allege the first incident occurred May 21, 2018, and involved a person between the ages of 13 and 16. Police allege the second assault took place May 26 and resulted in a different person suffering an unspecified injury, the records state.
Bay County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the matter.
Propes in September 2000 was convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration in Genesee County.
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