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Man pleads guilty in circumcision case


Thomas Alan Heugel, 56, of Sparta, pled guilty Monday, April 19, to unauthorized practice of medicine.

Heugel was arrested March 2 for illegally performing circumcisions. Police said Heugel portrayed himself as a medical doctor to his patients and performed the procedures at his residence. In addition to the circumcisions, he was also performing body piercings and massages. He was reportedly turned into police by an ex-boyfriend.

Heugel is scheduled to be sentenced on the charge June 9, but he is still being investigated for ciminal sexual conduct.

Man pleads guilty in sex scheme


Shawn Godfrey, 38, pled guilty last week to conspiracy to commit first degree criminal sexual conduct for holding a couple at gunpoint last year and forcing them to have sex. According to police and Godfrey, Lee Craddock, 53, wanted to have sex with his 21-year-old relative, and concocted a scheme with Godfrey in April 2009 where he would pretend to be a gunman. Godfrey agreed, and “forced” Craddock and his 21-year-old relative off their motorcycle in the Rogue River State game area in Tyrone Township, near 20 Mile and Red Pine Drive, and ordered them to go into the woods, take off their clothes and have sex. When they did as he instructed, he left. The woman did not know Godfrey, and thought the gun was real. Godfrey testified against Craddock, who was convicted earlier this month.

In exchange for Godfrey’s cooperation, a sexual assault charge and habitual offender charge was dropped. He will receive a sentence of between 6 and 11-1/2 years instead of 14 to 24. Both men will be sentenced May 18.

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One Response to “Order in the court”

  1. Paix says:

    Okay YUCK




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