Dunnings appears in court, sentencing postponed

Posted at 6:56 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 18:56:45-05

Sex with a prostitute in a pimp's house is just one of the reasons the Michigan Attorney General's Office is pushing for a tough sentence for former Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III.

It was scheduled for Thursday but was pushed back so lawyers could try to sway the judge.

Fox 47 News obtained documents from the Attorney General's office pushing for the maximum of 5 years behind bars for Dunnings.

In that memo, the Attorney General cites it's reasons why.

We've known for some time that Dunnings paid prostitutes more than $100 per encounter with a prostitute while serving as prosecutor.

Dunnings paid women’s rent, gym memberships, clothes, cell phone bills, and even supported one woman's heroin addiction.

Dunning’s would also attend narcotics anonymous meetings with one woman which made others in the group uncomfortable and wouldn’t come back.

The sentencing memo also reveals Dunnings met one woman at the home of the man trafficking her for sex for an encounter.

The Attorney General's office confident that Dunnings will be put behind bars.

"We are ready to see Mr. Dunnings in prison, what he's done has really violated the trust of the community,” said Andrea Bitely, Director of Communications at Michigan’s Attorney General office. “Attorney General Schuette is very concerned about the fact that we have a man that who was a prosecutor who was supposed to stop crime and convict those who have hurt people in our community and in fact we are still waiting for a sentence on Mr. Dunnings.”

Dunnings pleaded guilty to misconduct in office and engaging in the services of a prostitute.

He's scheduled back in Ingham County Court for sentencing at 9 a.m. on November 22nd.

Dunnings' lawyer plans to present a report from his sex addiction counselor at the sentencing hearing.