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Parker mute on charges

December 10, 2012
Jordan Travis - News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ROGERS CITY - A Millersburg man facing charges of sexual crimes stood mute in circuit court Monday.

David Wayne Parker stood mute to 15 felony charges involving allegations of making child abusive material, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and using a computer to commit a crime. His case will come before Judge Scott Pavlich again on Jan. 7 when Dan Vogler, his attorney, will tell the court how Parker wishes to proceed.

According to a criminal complaint dated Nov. 21, Parker , 48, is accused of 11 counts of child sexually abusive activity, each a felony carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years incarceration, a $100,000 fine or both. Three of the five witnesses on the complaint are unnamed children, two aged seven and one aged eight. Parker is accused of three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving one of the unnamed witnesses, each count carrying a maximum 15-year sentence and lifetime electronic monitoring.

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David Wayne Parker sits in 53rd Circuit Court Monday after standing mute on 15 felony charges, 11 of which are allegations of making child abusive material.

Lastly, Parker is charged with using or attempting to use a computer to commit, or ask someone else to commit, sexually abusive activity, according to the criminal complaint. This has a maximum penalty of 20 years incarceration, a $20,000 fine or both.

Parker still has an opportunity to enter a plea, Presque Isle County Prosecutor Rick Steiger said. He and Vogler have discussed a possible plea agreement, although he declined to discuss any potential terms.

Vogler declined to comment on the case.

Parker is lodged in the Presque Isle County Jail under a $200,000 cash or surety bond, Deputy Clerk Rose Pzrybyla said.

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