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Friday, December 16, 2011

Man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

Today (December 16, 2011) in Muscatine County District Court JAMES FORRESTER, JR. (DOB: 2/4/1959), formerly of 318 E. 3rd Street, Apt. 3, Muscatine was sentenced after pleading guilty to Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a class "C" felony, and Tampering with a Witness, an aggravated misdemeanor.  The Court imposed consecutive prison sentences for a total term of not to exceed twelve years.  In addition, FORRESTER, will be placed on supervised release for the remainder of his life after he completes his prison sentence.  He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that FORRESTER performed a sex act against a fourteen year old and then threatened the victim to prevent the victim from coming forward to law enforcement.

FORRESTER was ordered to be immediately transported to the Iowa Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.