Sex offender faces return to prison for failing to register.

December 2, 2019

Hector Saldana, Jr., left, with attorney Timothy Hayes.

Sex offender faces return to prison for failing to register.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 32-year-old Rothbury man faces a return trip to prison after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Dec. 2, to failing to register as a sex offender.

Hector Martin Saldana, Jr., of 3261 W. Winston Rd., is looking at a sentence of a year and a day to four years in prison.

A felony charge of tampering with an electronic monitoring device (tether), an assault case in 78th District Court and his habitual offender status were dismissed in the plea deal.

Saldana testified that he failed to register as a sex offender last August. He was on parole at the time of the offense, and his sentence will be consecutive to his parole violation sanctions, said Judge Robert D. Springstead.

“I was supposed to come to the sheriff’s office after getting out of prison,” he said. However, he had warrants for his arrest and didn’t want to go to jail.

Saldana was paroled Aug. 20, 2019, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). He was sentenced to one year and one month to six years in prison in October of 2012 for an Oceana County felonious assault conviction. In August of 2008, Saldana was sentenced to three to 20 years in prison for a Muskegon County conviction of second-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC). In November of 2011, he was sentenced to one year and six months to five years for an Oceana County conviction of car theft.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

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