Karl Hartman has taken a plea deal to allegations of molesting students. Hartman was the former school principal of Kingsley Middle School.
Hartman’s plea is to assault with intent to commit sexual assault. His maximum prison time exposure is 5 years. That’s a lot less than the life sentence he faced if he were convicted of the original charges.
Hartman’s attorney says he thinks the max that the sentencing recommendations call for is 23 months. The bigger question is whether the 13th Circuit Court is going to Schwander the situation and sentence him for the original charges rather than for the plea. Sentencing is November 1.