Man sentenced in child sex abuse case

Ian Abrams was sentenced in a child sex abuse case. (Photo Courtesy: Cheboygan County Sheriff's Office)

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A man was sentenced on child sex abuse charges in Cheboygan County.

Ian Abrams, 27, was sentenced to a minimum of four years and a maximum of 15 years Tuesday.

Abrams pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct, person under thirteen.

Abrams allegedly sexually abused four minors between the ages of four and fourteen years old.

According to assistant prosecutor Melissa Goodrich, Abrams gained the trust of parents and watched the children.

Goodrich said Abrams used the trust of parents to prey on the children.

Judge Scott Pavlich exceeded Michigan sentencing guidelines because he said Abrams is a sexual predator and the victims were children.

“For prosecutions against child sexual offenders to be successful, it takes children to be brave enough to tell their story, law enforcement to be committed to getting all the facts, and a Court to take crimes against children seriously. We had all of that here and more,” Goodrich said.

Retired Cheboygan City Police Officer Mark Torrence led the investigation and the prosecutor said Torrence actively investigated the allegations and found there were not only one but four victims.

When the warrant for Abrams' arrest was issued, Abrams was in Florida and extradited back to Cheboygan.

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