Sexual assault case heads to trial.

November 5, 2018

Mark Langston with attorney Kevin Wistrom.

UPDATE: LANGSTON WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY A JURY, FEB. 21.

Sexual assault case heads to trial.

#OceanaCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 32-year-old Muskegon man faces prison for two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) of an “incapacitated” or “physically helpless” female victim.

Mark Steven Langston II, appeared in 27th Circuit Court with his attorney, Kevin Wistrom, for a pretrial hearing Monday, Nov. 5. Langston rejected a plea offer that would have capped his prison term at 76 months, which is 6 1/3 years.

The victim was highly intoxicated at the time of assault, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. “We believe she was far too intoxicated to give consent.” The alleged incident occurred last June in Golden Township.

Langston faces two counts because “there was more than one alleged penetration of a drunk incapacitated victim,” Bizon said.

The maximum penalty for third-degree CSC is 15 years in prison.

A three-day trial is set for Feb. 20-22.

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