Michigan man gets at least 15 years for sexual abuse of son

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - A Livingston County man has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for sexually abusing his then-12-year-old son.

The Tyrone Township father pleaded guilty last month to 14 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced Thursday to a minimum of 15 years and maximum of 75 years in prison.

He also was sentenced on two counts of distributing obscene matter to children and one count each of third-degree child abuse and failing to send a child to school.

The man was arrested after his son passed a note during dinner to a neighbor saying he was being abused.

A message seeking comment was left for the man's attorney.

The Associated Press is not publishing the father's name to protect the identity of his son.