Ishpeming men convicted in kidnapping & torture trial

The Ishpeming men on trial for kidnapping and torturing two women were convicted Tuesday night.

Jason Sadowski, 44, has been found guilty of seven of the eight charges he was facing — solicitation of murder, two counts of torture, two counts of unlawful imprisonment and two counts of assault by strangulation. He was acquitted of a first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.


Charles Cope, 66, has been convicted of all four counts against him — two counts of torture and two counts of unlawful imprisonment.


Their jury returned with the verdict shortly before 9:30 p.m. after more than eight hours of deliberation.

Sadowski and Cope were accused of kidnapping two women and duct-taping them to support posts in the basement of Sadowski’s mixed martial arts gym in Ishpeming. The incident happened on July 2nd of last year.

There’s no word yet about a sentencing date for the two men. They both have ‘habitual offender — fourth offense’ status attached and could both go to prison for life. We’ll have more about this story later today on ABC 10.