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Gross pleads guilty

During a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse Wednesday MacKenzie Taylor Gross, 20, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old.

Gross is charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony.

He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old in Belfield in June, According to his criminal complaint. A plea agreement was reached but the judge ordered a presentence investigation.

Stark County State's Attorney Tom Henning said in the agreement Gross could serve between three and six years in prison, depending on the investigation.

Gross faced a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

If convicted Gross will be under supervised probation following his release from prison and will have to register as a sex offender for 15 years to life.

Gross denied comment after the hearing.