Palmer man accused of CSC pleads no contest

MARQUETTE — A Palmer man accused of criminal sexual conduct will not be going to trial.

Ronnie Smith, 38, pled no contest in Marquette County Circuit Court Friday.  He admitted to fourth degree CSC involving a victim between the ages of 13-16, second degree CSC involving a victim under the age of 13, and child abusive commercial activity.

Smith was originally facing a total of 12 counts in three separate CSC incidents that occurred in Negaunee and Palmer. He will be sentenced October 10.