Joel Nathan DuFresne, 28, of Northern Michigan, a "reverend" in the racist and anti-Semitic Creativity Movement, was sentenced to a prison term of 50 to 75 years for first degree criminal sexual conduct on September 22, 2006. He was also sentenced to a second term of 25 to 50 years for third degree criminal sexual conduct. DuFresne was convicted of these charges on August 18.
The first degree charge includes injury to the victim, who is in this case DuFresne's former girlfriend and the mother of his son. In a statement to the court DuFresne declared, "If I would have known how this was going to turn out, I would have shot her."