Bloomingdale man sentenced to seven years for CSC offenses

By: 
Daniel Pepper, Staff Writer

A Bloomingdale man who pleaded guilty to molesting a teenaged player on the basketball team he helped coach has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Adrian Matthew Ledesma was in Allegan County Circuit Court Monday, June 30, for sentencing on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes.

Ledesma was arrested last year, along with his cousin Jaime Ledesma, and charged with multiple crimes after school officials found out he was having a sexual relationship with the girl.

Judge Kevin Cronin said he couldn’t believe someone with a 2-year-old daughter could do something like this and was sorry Ledesma’s own family was being hurt, too.

“I’m sure they’ll miss you, but I don’t think the community of Allegan County will miss you as a parent,” Cronin said.

He said he found no reason to go above the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines in the case as prosecutors asked him to, or below them, as the defense urged.

Cronin said he took exception to Ledesma using the word shame toward how the victim and her family were feeling in his statement to the court.

“There’s no shame on them, there’s shame on you,” he said. “Only on you.”

The judge also commended the public for letting the legal process play out and not seeking vigilante violence against Ledesma.

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