Man sentenced to one year in child pornography case

SAULT STE. MARIE — A sentence has been handed down in the case of a Grand Rapids man faced with child pornography charges in Chippewa County Circuit Court.

45-year-old Dennis Belanger will spend one year in jail with credit for five days served. Belanger had pleaded guilty to two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes.

Belanger was arrested in Grand Rapids in late October after allegedly soliciting child pornography and arranging to come to Chippewa County to have sex with a 13-year-old. He was originally charged with ten felony counts.