Woman’s CSC case could result in plea deal.

October 26, 2016
Jennifer Wigren with her attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Jennifer Wigren with her attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Woman’s CSC case could result in plea deal.

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART —The criminal sexual conduct (CSC) case against a 33-year-old Shelby woman accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy is set for trial in 27th Circuit Court, but it could likely result in a plea agreement.

Jennifer Wigren, of 50 Woodrow Rd., remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $25,000/cash/surety bond. Wigren appeared in circuit court this week with her attorney, Timothy Hayes, for a pretrial hearing. Hayes requested that Judge Anthony A. Monton amend Wigren’s bond to a personal recognizance bond, but Monton denied the request.

Wigren was arrested last August by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office for a felony of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), which has a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Wigren allegedly sent pornographic photos of herself and the victim to “an acquaintance in Colorado,” Lt. Craig Mast said, and then her husband found the photos.

Deputies responded to Wigren’s home on a domestic assault call, Mast said. The officers were advised by Wigren’s husband that the two had an altercation after he discovered the photos of her and the victim, he said. The domestic assault charge against her husband has been dropped.

Wigren is expected to appear in circuit court Nov. 7, when it is likely she could plead to a charge. “I believe it will be resolved,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, referring to a plea agreement.

If there is no resolution, the case will head to trial on Dec. 14 and 15, with a final conference hearing set for Nov. 21.

OCP does not reveal the identities of sexual assault victims.

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