Man charged with multiple counts of CSC

MANISTEE — A Manistee man faces life in prison after being charged with several counts of criminal sexual conduct.

WIERTALLA JR.

WIERTALLA JR.

Carl Jerome Wiertalla Jr., 50, was arraigned in Manistee County’s 85th District Court by judge Thomas Brunner on three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct — First Degree.

Charges stem from a month-long investigation by the Manistee City Police Department, which was aided by the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Division and the Manistee County Child Advocacy Center.

He is lodged at the Manistee County Jail and bond has been set at $300,000 cash or surety.

 

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