Michigan woman sentenced in child sexual abuse case

A Michigan woman was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual assault Friday in Jackson County, Illinois, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

The attorney’s office says 35-year-old Armanda Gordon, of Ludington, Michigan, pleaded guilty to the felony charge on Nov. 18. The charge stems from an investigation into allegations of the sexual abuse of two children. In that investigation, the children said Robert Pleasant, with whom the attorney’s office says Gordon was in a relationship, abused them sexually over a number of years. Pleasant was sentenced last week to 75 years in prison.

The attorney’s office says one of the children also said Gordon committed acts of sexual abuse against the child. The attorney’s office says Gordon admitted to participating in the abuse between 2003 and 2010, directed by Pleasant. 

Gordon was sentenced to serve six years in prison. She will have to serve at least 85 percent of that sentence, followed by a mandatory supervised release period of three years to natural life. She will also have to register as a sex offender for life. 

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