COLDWATER, MI - Two of the four defendants in a Coldwater sex abuse conspiracy ring were sentenced on Monday August 26th, 2019.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTalia Renee Furman, 33-years-old, of Battle Creek, and David Lee Bailey, 37-years-old, of Kalamazoo were sentenced today before Branch County Circuit Court Judge P. William O\u2019Grady to the following:\r\n\r\n\r\n \tTalia Furman \u2013 25 to 50 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 11-50 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping; and\r\n \tDavid Bailey \u2013 25 to 50 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 5.5 years to 50 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping.\r\n\r\nEach defendant is subject to lifetime global monitoring and is required to register as sex offenders.\r\nBoth defendants pleaded guilty in June to one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit Kidnapping and one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct.\r\nFour individuals were charged with conspiracy to kidnap and kill a child from a county fair. Their twisted plot involved a plan to kidnap a young child at a local county fair, subdue the child and then torture and sexually assault the child until their death and then dispose of the body.\r\nToday\u2019s sentencing is the result of a May 2018 complaint to the Michigan State Police (MSP) from a witness that claimed Furman and 33-year-old Matthew Toole, both of Battle Creek, had Child Sexually Abusive Material on their phones and had plans to abuse and murder a young girl.\r\nUpon further investigation by MSP and the Attorney General\u2019s Office, it was discovered that several messages were exchanged detailing the same plans to abuse and kill a young girl. Evidence retrieved from Bailey\u2019s home revealed he and his girlfriend, Jayme LaPoint, had engaged in these conspiracies with Toole and Furman. The four met for pizza at Bailey\u2019s home and laid out the plot to kidnap a child from the county fair and rape and then murder that child.\r\n\u201cThis sentencing makes it clear that when it comes to the safety and welfare of our children and residents, my office will stop at nothing to hold dangerous individuals accountable,\u201d said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. \u201cI appreciate the Court\u2019s decision and commitment to ensuring justice in this case was served. And I am incredibly proud of the swift action taken by the Michigan State Police and our career prosecutors who intercepted these plans to carry out heinous crimes and prevented Michigan children from being harmed.\u201d\r\nA trial for Toole begins Tuesday, Oct. 22. LaPoint, who pleaded guilty to the same charges in late July, will be sentenced Monday, Sept. 23.\r\nDisclaimer: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information posted on this website and its affiliated social media. MI Headlines reserves the right to withhold certain information if its release is not in the community\u2019s best interest, or if we feel it unnecessary. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.\r\nJoin our Group on Facebook \u2013\u00a0MI Crimes and Headlines\u00a0or visit our\u00a0page on Facebook.