MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – A man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl with her mother's permission was sentenced Monday to up to 15 years in prison.
Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Switalski sentenced 21-year-old Christopher M. Garcia to six to 15 years on each of two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Garcia also was sentenced to two to four years for failing to register as a sex offender.
Sentences for each of the charges will run at the same time.
Garcia pleaded guilty to the charges June 25.
The girl is pregnant for a third time and living in foster care. Police said she had two earlier miscarriages.
Prosecutors say her 35-year-old mother let Garcia have sex with the girl in their home in the Detroit suburb of Utica. Another man, James E. Przeadzki, also had sex with her daughter's 14-year-old friend in the home, authorities say.
Przeadzki, 21, pleaded guilty June 14 to assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. He was sentenced to nine months in jail and three years' probation.
The girl's mother received two years' probation after pleading guilty May 24 to misdemeanor child abuse.
Her daughter was 13 when she fled to Indiana last year with another man she met on the popular MySpace.com. She claimed she was 18 in her Internet postings and the man was not charged.