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Man who forced kiss on Wyandotte teen girl sentenced

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

A man accused of forcibly kissing a 15-year-old girl in Wyandotte last month has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay a fine.

Kevin Bernard Sketoe, 44, appeared in 27th District Court on Thursday for sentencing on one count of assault and battery, court officials said. A second count of assault and battery was dropped. He was ordered to pay a $825 fine and spend 60 days in jail. He was credited for 13 days of time served.

Sketoe of Southgate kissed a Wyandotte teen after meeting her near Bishop Park on Sept. 25 and repeatedly asking her to party with him, according to police.

Sketoe approached the victim and her 15-year-old friend in the park and asked both teens to party, police said. One girl agreed to go with him to a nearby 7-Eleven.

According to police, Sketoe grabbed the teen by the face and kissed her with his tongue on Biddle Avenue. She pushed him away and he did it again. The victim rejoined her friend in the park and Sketoe found them. He told them that if they did not party with him it would be a “bad mistake,” police said.

Sketoe left and the girls called a friend who arrived and called 911.

Police said they found Sketoe highly intoxicated. He was arrested and later told police he had hepatitis C and tuberculosis.

The victim was taken to a hospital for testing and treatment, police said.

cwilliams@detroitnews.com

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