CSC case adjourned until December.

October 23, 2017

Daniel Durbin, left, with his attorney Richard Prysock.

CSC case adjourned until December.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — The criminal sexual conduct case against a 34-year-old Holton man was adjourned in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 23, until Dec. 4.

Daniel James Durbin, of 9260 S. 180th Ave., is charged with two felony counts of third-degree CSC, each of which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison; two felony counts of accosting children for immoral purposes, each of which carry a four-year maximum; one felony count of committing gross indecency between a male and female, which is punishable by up to five years in prison; one high-court misdemeanor of fourth-degree CSC, which carries a two-year maximum; and third-offense habitual offender designation.

Durbin is currently incarcerated in the Oceana County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond.

His attorney Richard Prysock requested an adjournment Monday so he and Durbin can meet to review audio recordings.

Durbin’s co-defendant and girlfriend, 31-year-old Ericka Lee Byler, of the same address, pleaded “no contest” to accessory after the fact in 27th Circuit Court, Oct. 9, for her involvement in the sex case in which children were allegedly victimized by Durbin.

The alleged sex crimes occurred in Greenwood Township near Hesperia during a time period of Aug. 1, 2016 to July 2, 2017, according to their court files.

Both Durbin and Byler were arrested on felony warrants at their home by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 1, court records state.

Byler was charged with a felony count of committing gross indecency between a male and female; two felony counts of accosting children for immoral purposes; bribing/intimidating witnesses, which is a four-year felony; and accessory to a felony after the fact, a five-year felony. The other four counts were dismissed Oct. 9 when she pleaded to the most serious charge. She remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

Byler’s sentencing is set for Dec. 4 at 8:15 a.m. She faces serving a jail term within the guidelines of 0-9 months because she has no previous criminal record.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Durbin has served three previous prison terms. He was sentenced in 2004 in Ingham County to a three-year maximum sentence for malicious destruction of property to a building $1,000-$20,000. In 2010, he was sentenced in Oceana County to a maximum term of two years for a conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon. Durbin also served a one-year maximum sentence in 2015 for a conviction of maintaining a drug house in Isabella County.

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