Sex offender pleads guilty, opts out of trial

A Marquette sex offender opted for a guilty plea instead of heading to trial.

Mark Hammond, 59, pled guilty to aggravated indecent exposure in Marquette County Circuit Court.

A trial was scheduled for April 22, but instead he will be sentenced in May.

Hammond was arrested in September after he allegedly exposed himself to a 24-year-old woman.  The victim identified Hammond from a picture that was posted on the state’s sex offender registry.