Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Chief Daniel Black - Sentenced - Lake Angelus PD


Also See:

Former Chief Daniel Black [Lake Angelus PD] charged with CSC : Feb. 23, 2007





SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A FEMALE RELATIVE:
http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2007/02/chief-daniel-black-lake-angelus-pd.html

ORIGINAL CHARGES: FOUR COUNTS OF 1ST DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; TWO COUNTS OF 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT; AND FOUR COUNTS OF 3RD DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT.

MDOC NUMBER: 658237
CURRENT STATUS: PRISONER
LOCATION: COOPER STREET FACILITY
SECURITY LEVEL: 1
EARLIEST RELEASE DATE: 02/21/2016
MAXIMUM DISCHARGE DATE: 02/21/2022

SENTENCE 1:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE
MCL #: 750.520D1D
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 12/30/2005
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 2:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE
MCL #: 750.520D1D
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 12/30/2005
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 3:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE
MCL #: 750.520D1D
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 12/01/2005
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 4:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 3RD DEGREE

MCL #: 750.520D1D
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2004
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 5:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]
MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 6:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]
MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 7:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]

MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 8:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 1ST DEGREE [RELATIONSHIP]

MCL #: 750.520B1B
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 04/01/2003
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 9:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 2ND DEGREE [MULTIPLE VARIABLES]

MCL #: 750.520C
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007

SENTENCE 10:
OFFENSE: CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT 2ND DEGREE [MULTIPLE VARIABLES]

MCL #: 750.520C
COURT FILE # : 07213846-FC
COUNTY: OAKLAND
CONVICTION TYPE: NOLO CONTENDERE
MINIMUM SENTENCE: 9 YEARS 0 MONTHS
MAXIMUM SENTENCE: 15 YEARS 0 MONTHS
DATE OF OFFENSE: 01/01/2001
DATE OF SENTENCE: 08/22/2007


 
 
 








Ex-Police Chief of Detroit-Area Community Sentenced in Sex Abuse
By Tiffany Griffin
Story Created: Aug 23, 2007 at 7:55 AM EST
Story Updated: Aug 23, 2007 at 7:55 AM EST
WSBT2 Southbend IN
http://www.wsbt.com/news/michigan/9329801.html

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A former police chief of the Detroit-area community of Lake Angelus, who retired in 2004 after serving in the post for 18 years, will serve 9 to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse involving a girl.

Daniel P. Black, 50, of Clarkston, was charged with 10 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded no contest on Monday just as his trial was to get under way.

Despite a plea for mercy from Black's victim, Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick said Wednesday that Black had already received a break in his plea deal. He could have faced up to life in prison.

The charges stem from allegations of sexual abuse from 2001, when the girl was 12, until late 2005. The case surfaced when the girl's mother found her daughter had received inappropriate text messages from Black.







Ex-police chief sentenced in sex abuse of girl
Thu, Aug 23, 2007
Grand Haven Tribune
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/paid/38569050556300.bsp


PONTIAC (AP) — A former police chief of the Detroit-area community of Lake Angelus, who retired in 2004 after serving in the post for 18 years, will serve 9 to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse involving a girl.

Daniel P. Black, 50, of Clarkston, was charged with 10 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. He pleaded no contest on Monday just as his trial was to get under way.

Despite a plea for mercy from Black's victim, Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick said Wednesday that Black got off easy; he could have faced up to life in prison, the judge said.

The charges stem from allegations of sexual abuse from 2001, when the girl was 12, until late 2005.

The case surfaced when the girl's mother found her daughter had received inappropriate text messages from Black.








Judge sentences molester to 9-15
Web-posted Aug 22, 2007
By ANN ZANIEWSKI
Of The Oakland Press
http://theoaklandpress.com/stories/082207/loc_20070822141.shtml

A judge today sentenced a former Lake Angeles police chief to 9-15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl. Daniel Black, 50, earlier pleaded no contest to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct. He chose not to comment in court today when offered an opportunity by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Edward Sosnick.

The victim, now 19, was assaulted from 2001-2005. She did not appear in court, but an acquaintance of hers read a statement on her behalf. In the statement, the victim wrote that Black did not ruin her life, and she said she would be happy with six years being the minimum amount of time he could spend in jail.

"I do not want him to be in prison the rest of his life," the victim wrote.











Former Lake Angelus chief going to prison
Web-posted Aug 7, 2007
By STEPHEN FRYE
Of The Oakland Press
http://theoaklandpress.com/stories/080707/loc_2007080707.shtml

The former police chief of Lake Angelus pleaded no contest Monday to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a teenage acquaintance, agreeing to a sentence that will send him to prison for at least nine years.

Daniel Black, 50, formerly of Independence Township, entered the plea just as his trial was to get under way. The plea followed about two hours of negotiations between his attorneys and prosecutors.

Oakland County Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick accepted the sentencing agreement for a prison term of nine to 15 years, noting the reluctance of the victim, a girl who is now 19, to testify.
"I'm sympathetic to that," Sosnick said of the victim. "I think she would like to go on with her life."

Earlier Monday morning, Sosnick approved a material witness warrant for the victim, which could have allowed officials to jail her to compel her to testify. An aunt said she was simply late for court, but her attorney said she was reluctant to relive the years of sexual abuse Black was accused of perpetrating.

"I think that there was a good resolution to this matter," Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor Elisa Ramunno said. "He pled as charged, he admitted what he did and we spared the victim from testifying."

As his plea was given, Black broke down and sobbed briefly. When Sosnick asked if he understood his rights, he quickly straightened up and answered each question with a sharp and loud "Yes, sir" or "No, sir."

A plea of no contest is not an admission of guilt but is treated as one for sentencing and results in a conviction. Black did not dispute the allegations against him.

Prosecutors said Black abused the young girl from 2001 until late 2005, starting when she was 12 years old. The girl's mother reported the abuse to police after finding inappropriate text messages from Black.

Black, who had been living in Pontiac shortly before his February arrest, has been jailed since then on a $2.5 million bond. Retired in 2004 from Lake Angelus, Black had been working in the security department of Providence Hospital in Southfield.

Sosnick will sentence Black on Aug. 22. If the judge wants to give a lengthier sentence than expected, Black may withdraw his plea.

Black had faced up to life in prison.

He pleaded to four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, as well as four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Sentencing guidelines called for a minimum term ranging from nine to 15 years.


Defense attorney Deanna L. Kelley said the chief concern for Black and the rest of the girl's family is what is best for the victim.

"Hopefully, it is a just result," Kelley said.

The girl's attorney, Jeffrey Quas, said the girl was late because she was nervous about testifying.
"She felt like she was going to be victimized again," Quas said. "I think that's fairly common. Why relive what occurred? It was bad enough the first time. She's moving on. She's continuing with her life."

Quas said this was not a case of someone wanting to help the person charged with abuse, but rather simply nerves.

"We have a job to do, and he has to be held accountable for what he did," Ramunno said.

Alan Reiner, attorney for the girl's mother, said the family did not want special consideration given to Black, but they wanted the case resolved.

"The victim, in this case, is a very strong person," Reiner said. "She's tough. They all just wanted it over."

Kelley asked Ramunno to ensure the court that no charges of obstruction of justice would be leveled against the family members, and Ramunno agreed.

Defense attorney William Kucyk said he will ask Sosnick to help Black serve his sentence in a prison system other than Michigan's, because of security and personal safety issues.

"He has a right to be safe while he's incarcerated," Kelley said.

Ramunno questioned whether the judge would make that decision.

"That is up to the Michigan Department of Corrections," Ramunno said.

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