Monday, August 29, 2011

Trooper David Morikawa - Sentenced - Iron River Post

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Trooper David Morikawa

MICHIGAN OTIS [OFFENDER TRACKING INFORMATION SYSTEM]
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
DAVID PAUL MORIKAWA
MDOC Number: 812245
SID Number: 4121855H
Name: DAVID PAUL MORIKAWA
Racial Identification: White
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: 12/31/1973 (38)
Image Date: 8/30/2011

MDOC STATUS
Current Status: Prisoner
Assigned Location: Lakeland Correctional Facility
Security Level: II
Earliest Release Date: 03/13/2013
Maximum Discharge Date: 07/13/2026

ALIASES: None

MARKS, SCARS & TATTOOS: Scar- Back Left Ankle - 6" long vertical scar


PRISON SENTENCES
ACTIVE
Sentence 1

Offense: Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2nd Deg (Person Under 13
MCL#: 750.520C1A
Court File#: 11009129-FH-S
County: Iron
Conviction Type: Jury
Minimum Sentence: 1 year 8 months 0 days
Date of Offense: 07/15/2009
Maximum Sentence: 15 years 0 months
Date of Sentence: 08/29/2011

Sentence 2
Offense:
Criminal Sexual Conduct, 2nd Deg (Person Under 13)
MCL#: 750.520C1A
Court File#: 11009129-FH-S
County: Iron
Conviction Type: Jury
Minimum Sentence: 1 year 8 months 0 days
Maximum Sentence: 15 years 0 months
Date of Offense: 07/15/2009
Date of Sentence: 08/29/2011











Morikawa sentenced for CSC
Posted by Nicole Walton
August 30th, 2011
http://www.wnmufm.org/2011/08/30/morikawa-sentenced-for-csc

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI– A former Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to prison on criminal sexual conduct charges.

David Morikawa, 37, of Crystal Falls was convicted of two counts of second-degree CSC in July in Iron County Circuit Court. He was accused of inappropriately touching his cousin when she stayed at his house two years ago.

Morikawa was sentenced Monday to 20 months in prison with credit for 46 days already served. He must also register as a sex offender.













Former state trooper sentenced to prison
by Aaron Martin
Posted: 08.30.2011 at 5:00 AM
Upper Michigan Source
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?list=~%5Cnews%5Clists%5Crecent&id=657248


37-year-old David Morikawa was convicted on two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct.






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FORMER STATE TROOPER SENTENCED TO PRISON. UPPER MICHIGAN SOURCE.


IRON CO. CIRCUIT COURT -- A former Michigan State Trooper will spend time in prison.

Monday, 37-year-old David Morikawa was sentenced to 20 months in prison after being convicted on two felony counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct in July. The convictions stem from a July 2009 incident between Morikawa and a 12-year-old girl.

Defense Attorney Grant Carlson asked the judge to go on the lower end of the 12 to 24month recommendation, sighting Morikawa's lack of a criminal record.

"Mr. Morikawa respects the jury system, and he respects the jury’s determination,” said Carlson. “Does he agree with it? Frankly that's irrelevant. He has accepted the verdict."

The victim wrote a statement to the court in part saying she has a scar she can't get rid of.

The victim’s mother, a relative of Morikawa, also addressed the court about the pain her family has suffered since the incident.

"What you have done to my daughter and our family is something I can't get over,” said the victim's mother. “Our family will never be the same...every holiday, for Christmas, for birthdays."

Before issuing his 20 month prison sentence, Judge C. Joseph Schwedler explained how this is about more than just punishing Morikawa.

"I will, in this process, send a message to the community that we won't tolerate this in Iron County, Michigan," said Schwedler.

Morikawa chose not to address the court and was emotionless when his sentence was read. He will be required to register as sex offender and will be given credit for 46days already served in jail.













Former trooper sentenced
August 29, 2011
The Daily News
UPDATE
By NIKKI YOUNK
Staff Writer
http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page//content.detail/id/530240/Former-trooper-sentenced.html?nav=5002


CRYSTAL FALLS - Former state trooper David Morikawa was sentenced to at least 20 months behind bars for two felony counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct-person under age 13. Morikawa was sentenced in Iron County Court this morning.



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FORMER TROOPER SENTENCED. IRON MOUNTAIN DAILY NEWS.

CRYSTAL FALLS - A former Michigan State Police trooper has been sentenced to serve a minimum of one year and eight months in prison for two felony counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct.

David Paul Morikawa, 37, of Crystal Falls was convicted of the charges following a four-day jury trial in July.

Jurors concluded that Morikawa was guilty of inappropriately touching his female cousin, who was 12 at the time, during the summer of 2009.

Morikawa and his attorney Grant Carlson appeared for a sentencing hearing Monday in Iron County Trial Court.

Carlson argued that his client has been punished already, by losing his job and his home, and will continue to be punished for the rest of his life, through Michigan's sex offender registry.

"There's enough pain in this case to go around," said Carlson.

Carlson added that Morikawa has no prior criminal record and has shown no pattern of committing sexual abuse.

Special Prosecutor Michael Stein pointed out that Morikawa lost his job and his home through his own choice of resigning from the Iron River Michigan State Police post, where he had worked for more than two years.

Stein also said that the court should consider the victim's pain, not Morikawa's.

"Some say the crime of rape is almost worse than murder, because the victims have to live with the horror for the rest of their lives," he said.

When invited to make a statement, the now 14-year-old victim turned over a written letter to Victim Rights Advocate Sue Bekkala to read aloud. The victim wrote about how the crime was like a "scar on her heart," how it made her less trusting and happy, and how it has torn her extended family apart.

Morikawa chose to not make a statement.

Judge C. Joseph Schwedler simply said that these types of crimes will not be tolerated in this community.

He ordered that Morikawa serve 20 months to 15 years in prison with credit for 46 days already served.












Morikawa found guilty of CSC
Posted by Nicole Walton
July 18th, 2011
WNMU Radio
http://www.wnmufm.org/2011/07/18/morikawa-found-guilty-of-csc

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI– A former Michigan State Police trooper from Crystal Falls has been convicted on two counts of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct.

David Morikawa, 37, went on trial last week for inappropriately touching his 12-year-old cousin when she stayed at his house two years ago.

The jury reached its verdict Friday after one of the jurors was excused for possibly being unfit. Once the juror was replaced with an alternate the guilty verdict became unanimous.

Morikawa faces up to 30 years in prison. Sentencing is set for August 29 in Iron County Circuit Court.










Ex-trooper guilty
Faces maximum penalty of 30 years in sex assault case

July 16, 2011
By NIKKI YOUNK - Staff Writer
The Iron Mountain Daily News
http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/529394.html


David Morikawa, left, and his attorney Grant Carlson listen to the jury’s verdict in Morikawa’s criminal sexual conduct trial. The jury of four women and eight men found Morikawa guilty on two felony counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct-person under age 13. Nikki Younk/Daily News Photo


CRYSTAL FALLS - Following almost 11 hours of deliberation and a juror substitution, an Iron County jury convicted former state trooper David Morikawa of two felony counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct-person under age 13.

Morikawa, 37, of Crystal Falls will be sentenced at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

After deliberating for about six hours on Thursday, the jury of three women and nine men was in a deadlock. Two jurors remained opposed to the majority decision.

The votes were the same on Friday morning and it appeared that the court would be forced to declare a hung jury.

However, at about 11 a.m. Friday, one of the male jurors was excused under suspicion of being unfit.

Judge Mary Barglind, who sat in for the out-of-town Judge C. Joseph Schwedler, explained that the jury had handed her a note indicating that the juror had been investigated in the past for an undisclosed matter that would have influenced his opinion in the Morikawa case.

It was thus deemed inappropriate for him to continue his jury service, she added.

The juror may be held in contempt of court for not disclosing the information during jury selection.

Judge Barglind, Special Prosecutor Michael Stein, and Morikawa's attorney Grant Carlson agreed that the excused juror should be replaced by the alternate juror.

The alternate juror had heard the entire trial, but did not participate in the jury deliberations on Thursday or Friday morning.

About three hours after the substitution, the jury, now consisting of four women and eight men, returned a unanimous guilty verdict on both counts.

Morikawa was remanded into the custody of the Iron County Sheriff's Department pending sentencing.

He was tried for inappropriately touching his 12-year-old cousin when she was sleeping in the guest room of his house in July 2009.



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