Grand Traverse Co. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes

A man accused of offering a teen money in exchange for sexual acts pleaded not guilty to the crimes.

Court documents show Douglas Cavitch gave a 16-year-old girl a cell phone in May, and began sending her extremely explicit messages.

Eventually offering her $500 in exchange for sexual acts and nude photos.

Cavitch is now charged with prostitution, engaging services of a minor, distributing obscene material to a child, as well as being a repeat offender.

He will be back in court January 12.