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Friday, December 2, 2011

Fifty year prison sentence in Muscatine child sex abuse case

Today, December 2, 2011, in Muscatine County District Court KENNETH FREI (DOB: 9/9/1966) formerly of 502 E. Seventh Street, Apt. 2, Muscatine, was sentenced following his pleas of guilty to five counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child.  The Court imposed consecutive prison sentences for a total term not to exceed fifty years.  In addition, FREI will be subject to parole supervision for the remainder of his life upon release from prison.  FREI will also be subject to sex offender registry requirements.  FREI was transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale to commence his term of incarceration.

"This case represented an excellent example of a multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation of suspected child abuse," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.  "Upon receiving the report Muscatine police worked closely with the Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center to obtain a forensically sound interview of the victim.  This interview, in combination with the excellent work by the Muscatine Police Department, resulted in a strong case and a guilty plea from the suspect" he continued.

The Mississippi Valley Child Protection Center is located in Muscatine and provides resources for children and families who have been victimized by abuse.  More information about the center and these issues can be found here.