Two unrelated but equaling disturbing cases of child sex abuse are headed to trial in Houghton County.
27-year-old Joshua Adkins of Laurium is charged with one count of 1st degree Criminal Sexual Conduct which carries a penalty of 25 years to life and three counts of 2nd Degree CSC…punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The charges stem from an alleged incident in March involving an 11 year old girl.
The sister of 25-year-old Robert Moilanen of Lake Linden previously testified in a preliminary hearing that her brother abused her while she was between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. The victim is now 15 years old and is ten years younger than the accused.
Moilanen is charged with three counts of 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct…each of which are punishable by 25 years to life and one count of 2nd Degree CSC…a 15 year felony.
Trials for both cases will take place in late May or early June.