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Update: Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing a Young Boy

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In this update: A local man who admitted to sexually abusing an 8 year old boy, 3 months ago, will spend at least 25 years in prison.

Police say Brandon Smith followed the boy home from a Traverse City skate park, then touched him inappropriately.

The boy has been going through counseling since the assault.

Smith told the judge that he was sorry and that he was also sexually assaulted as a child, and feels he needs counseling to control his urges.

Smith is a repeat sex offender.