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Friday, December 2, 2011

Former Muscatine High School paraeducator sentenced for sexual and alcohol offenses

Today, December 2, 2011, in Muscatine County District Court, BRANDON REIMERS, DOB: 5/11/1984, formerly of 226 E Second Street, Apt. 4, Muscatine, was sentenced for Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee, and Providing Alcohol to a Minor.

The Court imposed concurrent sentences for a total term of incarceration of not to exceed ten years.  In addition upon release from prison REIMERS will be subject to supervised release as if on parole.  He will also be subject to sex offender registry requirements.

The investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that REIMERS performed a sex act against a 15 year old student at a time when he was employed as a paraeducator with Muscatine Community School District.  The investigation also showed that REIMERS used his position as a paraeducator to seek out his victim and that REIMERS provided alcohol to his victim.

"I am pleased with this result," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.  "The Court's sentence reflected the seriousness of the crime and its effect on the victim," he continued.  "As part of the disposition of the case I required REIMERS to surrender his paraeducator certificate," Ostergren added.

REIMERS was immediately taken into custody and will be transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale to commence his prison sentence.