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Former Cedar Springs man pleads guilty to CSC charges


A man that reportedly gave cocaine to a 13-year-old girl so he could have sex with her has pled no contest in the case.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Sgt. Edward Good reopened a criminal sexual conduct investigation, filed back in 2010, after he was contacted by the Kent County Sheriff Department with new information. Sgt Good’s follow-up and interviews resulted in a 2-count felony warrant being issued for Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st degree (during a felony) against Jason Hoover, 32.

Last week, Hoover pled no contest to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and pled guilty to possession of cocaine less than 25-grams, and third-degree fleeing and eluding.

He was charged with several felonies as a result of a traffic stop near Arby’s on 17 Mile in Cedar Springs, including for cocaine (which was found above his visor). Later interviews led to the discovery of details surrounding the incident with the girl.

He will be sentenced November 14.

Hoover is no stranger to either Cedar Springs Police or the Kent County Sheriff Department. He has served time in prison for domestic violence, possession of a firearm by a felon, and marijuana and cocaine charges. Those latter charges were due to a traffic stop by Cedar Springs Police in 2010. He got out of prison in April 2011.


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