Two men facing charges of sexual abuse have been sentenced in Cerro Gordo County District Court.
District Judge James Drew sentenced 24-year-old David Powell, of Mason City, to up to 10 years in prison on one count of sexual abuse in the third degree, a Class C felony. A $1,000 fine was
suspended. Powell was also sentenced to up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of lascivious acts with a child, a Class D felony.
The sentences will run consecutively.
Powell also received a special sentence placing him on parole for the rest of his life. As part of the special sentence, he must register as a sex offender for life.
The charges stemmed from incidents on July 28 and Aug. 4 involving a 13-year-old girl. Powell showed up at a local motel thinking he was going to be meeting a 13-year-old Clear Lake girl for sex; instead he was met by police when he entered the motel room. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the sting. - Read More Via e-Edition