Howard City man pleads to online sex crimes – Greenville Daily News
STANTON — A Howard City man has pleaded no contest to two computer sex crimes.
Kevin Narloch, 42, pleaded no contest Jan. 7 before Montcalm County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Schafer to using a computer to commit a crime (a possible 10-year felony) and child sexually abusive activity (a possible 20-year felony).
Narloch entered a no contest plea due to potential civil liability, according to his defense attorney Lori Shearer. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.
According to Montcalm County Prosecutor Andrea Krause, the crimes occurred between Dec. 21, 2019, and Oct. 1, 2020, in Reynolds Township.
The Michigan State Police Computer Crimes Unit was conducting an online investigation and discovered several video files containing child sexually abusive matters leading to Narloch.
Narloch has a plea agreement with the Montcalm County Prosecutor’s Office to from 36 months to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date.
Additional charges of aggravated child sexually abusive activity, aggravated disturbing and promoting child sexually abusive material, aggravated possession of child sexually abuse material and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime will be dismissed in exchange for Narloch’s plea to the other two counts.