Grand Haven psychologist sentenced to jail

Ottawa County
A booking photo of William Kooistra.

A booking photo of William Kooistra.

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Haven psychologist was sentenced to 45 days for attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

On Wednesday, Ottawa County Judge Craig Bunce sentenced William Kooistra after he pleaded guilty to the count. In addition, Kooistra was ordered to pay $9,000 in fines cost and restitution.

Kooistra was arrested and arraigned in court on March 18 and had been released without bond. He was initially charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct by a mental health professional.

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety previously said the investigation into this case had been lengthy and related to his practice as a clinical psychologist.

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