McCourt sentenced to 51 months in prison for child molestation


EAST WENATCHEE – A Judge has sentenced a former East Wenatchee Water District Commissioner to over 4 years in prison for molesting an 8 year old boy.

Michael McCourt’s was in Douglas County Superior Court last week where visiting judge David Estudillo sentenced him to 51 months in prison. McCourt had agreed to a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to child molestation after originally being charged with child rape.

McCourt also admitted to committing additional child sex crimes dating back to the 1980’s. His sentence also requires he register as a sex offender and remain under court monitoring the rest of his life.

McCourt lost his bid for reelection to the water district. He also loses his position as Commissioner of the Douglas County Sewer District because of the felony conviction.