By LISA M. REED
IRON MOUNTAIN - A Norway man has pleaded no contest to charges of accosting children for immoral purposes and distributing sexually explicit, visual or verbal matter to children.
Nicholas Lee-Alan Noyce, 31, entered the plea to the two felony charges and habitual offender, second offense in Dickinson County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
Felony charges of criminal sexual conduct (assault with intent to commit sexual penetration) and aggravated indecent exposure will be dismissed at sentencing. Noyce was originally charged as a habitual offender, fourth offense.
According to the felony complaint, the incidents occurred between July and October 2012 and involved a victim less than the age of 16.
Court records state pornography was shown to the girl on two separate occasions. He is also accused of exposing himself.
Noyce was previously convicted of resisting and obstructing a police officer on Dec. 11, 2001, in Roscommon, Mich., two counts of larceny from the person March 28, 2002 in Genesee County, and assault with a dangerous weapon March 28, 2002 in Genesee County.
Sentencing is set for June 4 at 9 a.m. before Judge Mary B. Barglind.
Noyce is being represented by attorney Grant Carlson of Iron Mountain.
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