Trooper Bart Cunningham Charged with fourth degree criminal sexual conduct [MAY 2002]
Trooper Bart Cunningham: Charged with fourth degree criminal sexual conduct [MAY 2002]
"Bart Cunningham enlisted as a state police trooper in 1996, but resigned in 2004 while assigned to the Kalkaska post....
...In 2002, Kalkaska police arrested Cunningham on a high-court misdemeanor of fourth-degree criminal-sexual conduct, state police records show. He pled guilty in 2003 to assault and battery and attempted fourth-degree criminal-sexual conduct, and was sentenced to 18 months on probation...." [The Grand Rapids Press].
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Name: Bart Fredrick Cunningham
Type: State Registry
Address: 418 Baldie StIonia, MI 48846 MI
Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree(Force Or Coercion)
Conviction Date: 1/1/1900
Trooper can avoid jail if he obeys
April 8, 2003
By DAN SANDERSON
Traverse City Record-Eagle staff writer
GRAYLING - A Michigan State Police trooper who assaulted a woman and groped two others at a Kalkaska bar will stay out of jail if he completes counseling and avoids alcohol.
Bart Frederick Cunningham, 30, was sentenced by Chief 46th Circuit Court Judge Alton T. Davis to 90 days in jail Monday for assault and battery and attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Davis, however, said he would suspend the sentence if Cunningham completes sentencing conditions while he is on probation for a year and half.
"I'm sorry for the entire event," Cunningham told the court. "I wish I could go back and change my actions and decisions from this incident. Unfortunately, I cannot."
Cunningham pleaded guilty to the two charges in January.
The charges stem from a fight that occurred outside the Cedar Street Pub in May between Cunningham and a 49-year-old woman, who complained of minor injuries to her face and chest. Kalkaska police officers said that Cunningham also inappropriately touched a 32-year-old woman and groped a 39-year-old woman.
Davis ordered Cunningham to avoid alcohol and submit to alcohol tests as well as attend domestic violence counseling. Cunningham also will have to register as a sex offender on the registry maintained by the Michigan State Police.
"If you don't get straightened out, you are going to have a lot more problems as you go forward," Davis told Cunningham.
Cunningham is expected to be fired later this week after 10 years as a trooper. He was suspended without pay following his arrest.
The prosecution was handled by Grand Traverse County Assistant Prosecutor Noelle Moeggenberg because Cunningham had been a witness for Kalkaska County Prosecutor Brian Donnelly in other cases.
The 46th Trial Court covers Crawford, Kalkaska and Otsego Counties