Wright gets 5 months in jail

Pleads guilty to child sex charges

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — A Negaunee man who pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of child sexually abusive material was sentenced in Marquette County Circuit Court on Friday.

Stan Wright, 58, was sentenced to five months in jail, with credit for the 101 days served, and five years probation, Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese said.

Wright will also be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registry Act.

Wright, a former employee at Northern Michigan University radio station, WNMU-FM, was originally charged with eight counts of possessing child sexually abusive material at the time of his September arraignment.

The sentence for Wright’s crime is consistent with sentencing guidelines, Wiese said, which can range from 2 to 17 months in jail.

“The sentencing is fair in light of the fact he has no prior criminal record,” Wiese said.

According to a September Michigan State Police press release, the MSP Computer Crimes Unit, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Wright after an investigation of his online activity revealed he was using an NMU work computer to download and view child sexually abusive material.

Wright left NMU in July 2016, according to a WNMU-FM report.