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Friday, October 14, 2011

Former Muscatine High School paraeducator pleads guilty to sexual and alcohol offenses

Today in Muscatine County District Court BRANDON REIMERS (DOB: 5/11/1984) of 2191 Seven Springs Road, Muscatine, pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee, and Providing Alcohol to a Minor.  REIMERS faces a maximum prison sentence of not to exceed sixteen years when he is sentenced December 2, 2011, at 9:15 a.m.

Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department had shown that REIMERS, who was employed as a paraeducator by the Muscatine Community School District, had sexually abused and provided alcohol to a student.  REIMERS had been employed at Muscatine High School.

"I am very pleased with this result," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.  "The defendant will be held accountable for his actions and the betrayal of trust which occurred.  Sexual offenses committed by persons in a position of trust is something I take very seriously," he continued.

As a specific condition of REIMERS' guilty plea he will be required to surrender his Iowa paraeducator certificate before sentencing.