Jason Bushong had pleaded no contest to first-degree criminal sexual conduct in October for grooming a 15-year-old student and engaging in a lengthy relationship with her, having sex with her multiple times. He also allegedly attempted to approach other young girls.
The boys had initially come to police attention after they said they accidentally set a garage on fire while smoking marijuana. However, police say the investigation has turned up a more sinister story.
At sentencing in Grand Rapids federal court, the judge called the crime scene a “child pornography house of horrors”, and said that this case was “if not the worst, then one of the two or three worst cases” he had ever seen.