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Norway man admits to abuse of 13-month-old

CRAIG GROENEVELD

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Norway man accused of abusing a 13-month-old child pleaded guilty Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Craig Groeneveld, 38, was convicted of second-degree child abuse, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Groeneveld initially pleaded not guilty Dec. 16. In exchange for his guilty plea, Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards agreed to recommend a sentence within the applicable guideline range.

According to the criminal complaint, Groeneveld caused “severe and life-threatening injuries” to a 13-month-old child in his care Oct. 28.

Sentencing is set for March 3.