Grand Haven man facing federal child exploitation charges

Easterling once made a run for State Representative of the 89th district.

Charges were filed in federal court for a Grand Haven man that once ran for State Representative.

William John Easterling is facing two counts of sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation for allegedly instructing a 16-year-old boy to record a video of himself masturbating back in December 2015. Easterling allegedly possessed the video.

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He also faces a count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child for attempting to persuade a 13-15 year old boy to do the same between September 2015 and March 2017.

Easterling is also facing a child pornography charge.

According to state voting records, Easterling ran for State Representative for the 89th district back in 2010. He lost in the primary.

Easterling faces no less than 15 years but no more than 30 years for each of the child sexual exploitation of a child and attempted child exploitation charges.

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