UPDATE: Former prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III sentenced to 3 years probation, 1 year jail

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. – Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth tells 6 News that Stuart Dunnings III will report to the Ingham County jail on Friday for booking.

He will then be transferred to the Clinton County jail where he will serve his sentence.

Sheriff Wriggelsworth says that jail was selected because they had room and were willing to take the convicted former prosecutor.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Former Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III has been sentenced to 3 years probation with the first year in jail for misconduct in office and using the services of a prostitute.

Dunnings must turn himself in to the Ingham County jail before 6:00 p.m. Friday.

The defense attorney argued that another jail other than the Ingham County jail should be sought.

The judge said Dunnings will report to a jail no later than 6:00 p.m. Friday.

He will get credit for one day served in jail.

Prior to the sentencing the defense argued Dunnings is a sex addict who had sought treatment after his arrest and his addiction should factor into the sentence.

Dunnings broke down and quoted Bible verses while addressing the court prior to the sentencing.

He admitted to the court that “I betrayed the trust of the people.”

Dunnings apologized to his family and community.

The former prosecutor explained he had been sexually abused as a child.

The judge acknowledged that the defense had submitted approximately 40 letters of support for Dunnings.

The 64-year-old Dunnings pleaded guilty this summer to the two criminal charges.

He served as Ingham County’s Prosecutor for decades, prosecuting human trafficking cases and speaking out against the illegal industry which is heavily connected to prostitution.

In August Dunnings accepted a plea deal in Jackson County court, pleading guilty to two criminal charges – one felony and one misdemeanor – instead of the 14 charges he originally faced.

Dunnings faced a maximum of 6 years in prison for the crimes he pleaded guilty to. He resigned as prosecutor in August.

This story continues to develop and will be updated online and on 6 News tonight.

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