MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - Judge Kathy Viviano issued stays on two separate cases at the request of prosecutor Eric Smith that prevented the release of convicted sex criminals on early parole.
According to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office, Carl Alan Wissinger was convicted in 2010 of two counts of criminal sexual conduct third-degree and was sentenced to serve 88 to 180 months in prison.
Wissinger had forced a woman with mental disability into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her. He had waited till the father of the woman, who had been assessed as having the mental capacity of an 8-year old, had left before entering her apartment.
Wissinger hasn't taken required mental health evaluations, completed his sex offender therapy, or accepted responsibility for his crime, according to the Prosecutor's Office.
Norman Wolfgang Carl was convicted in 2010 to three counts of criminal sexual conduct and was sentenced to 85 months to 15 years in prison.
Carl had physical relations with a 14-year-old relative. He did not undergo sex offender treatment or psychological counseling while in prison, according to the Prosecutor's Office.
Prosecutors argued both men continue to pose a danger to the public.
“The Michigan Department of Corrections appears to be on a mission to release these dangerous criminals before their sentences are up,” Smith said. “We’re on a mission to keep these convicts in prison where they belong. They’ve already destroyed the lives of their vulnerable victims. I commend judge Kathy Viviano for helping to keep our streets safe.”
The cases will now go before the Michigan Court of Appeals for final deposition.
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