Archived Story

Molesters sent to prison

Published 8:28pm Monday, October 22, 2012


Two men who molested 13-year-old girls went to prison Monday.

Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley gave Ty Black Jr., 18, of Berrien Springs, 60 to 180 months in prison with 39 days credit and ordered him to pay $2,298 for third-degree criminal sexual conduct, accosting a child for immoral purposes.

“This case ought to be a poster child,” Wiley said. “This victim was a 13-year-old child and you continued to have sexual relations with her.”

Black also received a domestic violence sentence for bullying a 10-year-old boy he made place soiled underwear on his head, then videotaped it.

“You need to learn to control yourself,” the judge said.

Wiley imposed 54 months to 120 months in prison on a Niles man, Gregory Shane Green, 41, for assault with intent to commit sexual penetration.

Green, ordered to pay $2,316, earned 30 days credit.

“I do accept full responsibility,” Green said apologetically. He wished he stopped drinking alcohol 10 years ago when he quit using marijuana, “although I know that’s not an excuse.”

Wiley told the defendant alcohol gets him in trouble, but there was no excuse for a grown man taking advantage of her and robbing her of her innocence.



By using this website’s user-contribution features, including comments, photo galleries, or any other feature, you agree to abide by the terms of use. Please read this agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information that will help you better understand the rules and general "good manners" that are expected when contributing content to this website.

Editor's Picks