A Michigan mom discovered her 12-year-old daughter had been raped after reading the little girl’s diary and the man responsible will now spend at least five years behind bars.
Michigan Live reports that Taylor James Dusen, 18, pleaded guilty in July to first degree criminal sexual conduct. Last week, he was sentenced to serve five years in prison.
The victim’s mother read the girl’s diary and discovered that Dusen met the 12-year-old through a mutual friend in 2016. The victim detailed in her diary how Dusen sexually assaulted her in her own home in March 2017. Her mother reported the incident to the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Department, which led to Dusen’s arrest on May 31.
According to Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Timothy Maat, the suspect assaulted the little girl more than once, but on the same day. Judge Timothy Hicks sentenced Dusen to at least five years in prison, but no more than 25 max, which falls in line with state guidelines. Court records indicate Dusen had no prior criminal history.
[Feature Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections]