Houghton Lake Man Sentenced in Child Sex Crime Case

Contact: Lynsey Mukomel 517-599-2746
Agency: Attorney General

June 9, 2021

LANSING - A Houghton Lake man will serve more than two decades in prison for child sex crimes, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. 

Michael Clune faced charges in Roscommon and Shiawassee Counties stemming from criminal sexual conduct involving multiple pre-teen boys. He pleaded guilty in both cases. 

Tuesday afternoon, Clune was sentenced by Roscommon County Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Bennett on the following chargeswhich will run concurrently: 

  • Aggravated child sexually abusive activity; 
  • 145 months to 25 years with credit for 251 days served. 
  • Using a computer to commit a felony; 
  • 140 months to 20 years with credit for 251 days served. 

The sentences will also run concurrently with the felonies Clune faced in Shiawassee County, which he pleaded guilty to in March. He was sentenced in April to 25-40 years in prison in that case. 

"This prison sentence for Mr. Clune is the result of collaborative work between several law enforcement agencies to ensure justice is served," Nessel said. "My office remains committed to protecting children by pursuing accountability against those who commit criminal sexual conduct." 

A third related case, being handled by the Clare County Prosecutor's Office, remains ongoing. Inquiries related to the status of the Clare County case should be directed to the county prosecutor. 

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