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WATCH: Hudsonville man faces at least 2 years in son's drowning death

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 12:52:54-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — The father of a disabled boy who drowned in a pool in 2019 faces at least two years in jail after a sentencing hearing Monday morning.

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Timothy Koets appeared before an Ottawa County Circuit Court judge.

He was sentenced on one count of involuntary manslaughter and four counts of child abuse in the fourth degree.

The involuntary manslaughter charges carries 24 to 118 months in jail, while the child abuse charge carries one year.

Koets also pleaded guilty to prescription drug fraud, which carries two to four years in jail.

He could face up to 12 years total in jail.