Competency test ordered for Iron River CSC suspect


Staff Writer

CRYSTAL FALLS – An Iron River man accused of criminal sexual conduct has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation for competency to stand trial and for criminal responsibility.

Robert Kenneth Streckert, 35, appeared in Iron County Trial Court on Thursday with his attorney Geoffrey Lawrence for a motion hearing on the matter.

Judge C. Joseph Schwedler granted Lawrence’s motion for the evaluation.

Future court dates for Streckert, including a scheduled preliminary examination on Monday, have been put on hold pending the results of the evaluation.

Streckert faces three felony counts of criminal sexual conduct-first degree.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, Streckert is accused of having sexual contact with a female victim between the ages of 13 and 15.

The incidents occurred between 2010 and June 2013 in Iron River.

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