Antrim man to undergo competency hearing

Monday, December 18, 2017 5:47PM

An Antrim man who is facing seven felony-level charges is scheduled to have a competency hearing early next year.

Michael Annis, 59, is facing five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of kidnapping of a juvenile who was under the age of 13 years old at the time the alleged crimes took place. The occurrences with a victim, who is referred to as “K.L” in indictments --  allegedly took place between July 22, 2015 and September 19, 2016, according to court’s indictment.

Annis was indicted in April on all seven counts. He entered a “not guilty” plea and waived extradition on June 20, according to court documents. An agreement to provide Annis with a production of child interviews took place on July 6. Two other competency hearings have been canceled, one on Oct. 24 and another on Nov. 8.

Each of the four aggravated felonious sexual assault charges and the one aggravated felonious sexual assault - pattern sexual assault charges constitute Class A felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.

The two kidnapping charges are both Class B felonies, which carry a prison sentence of three and a half years to seven years and a $4,000 fine if sentenced.