A former Saginaw County probation officer convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager was sentenced in Tuscola County.
49-year-old Ryan Purdy was found guilty of nine charges in June of first- and third- degree criminal sexual conduct , which began when the victim was 16. Prosecutors say Purdy began a relationship with the girl long before she turned 16, grooming her for the abuse when she was legally old enough to sexually consent, though prosecutors say the relationship was never consensual. However, dozens of charges were dropped when it was learned the girl was 16 and not 15 as she originally claimed.
Purdy was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison on the first degree charges and 10-15 years on the third-degree charges..