Prison ordered for man who sexually assaulted teens he met on Facebook
A 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving two teenage girls will serve 10 to 15 years in prison, according to a sheriff’s office official.
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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said Paul Creps was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison for two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Creps pleaded guilty to the two counts in exchange for two other counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct to be dropped on Jan. 22.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Archie Brown sentenced Creps Wednesday afternoon. Creps has been lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail since he pleaded guilty in January.
Creps pleaded guilty to contacting underage girls through social media websites, such as Facebook, and then sexually assaulting them. Fox said Creps' cellphone also had numerous images of young girls, some of whom were nude.
He was first arrested after he was suspected of sexually assaulting a girl who was younger than 16. Two of the third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were related to that girl. A second girl, 15, came forward after Creps was charged in the initial case. The other two third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges were related to that girl.
According to investigators, Creps would contact the girls through Facebook, pressure them to have sex, pick them up in his truck and then sexually assault them in his vehicle.