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Friday, March 16, 2012

Muscatine man pleads guilty to sexual offenses against child

March 16, 2012:

Today in Muscatine County District Court JACK MATHIS, DOB: 7/28/1985, formerly of 710 Lombard Street, Muscatine pleaded guilty to four counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child, a class "C" felony. The plea agreement calls for consecutive sentences for a total term of incarceration for a term not to exceed 40 years. In addition, MATHIS will be subject to lifetime supervised release as if on parole following his prison term. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

The arrest of MATHIS was the result of an investigation by the Muscatine Police Department. The investigation showed that MATHIS had sexually abused a five year old girl.

"Justice was served in this case," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren. "The Muscatine Police Department did a professional and thorough job in the investigation. I'd like to thank the Muscatine Child Protection Center for providing services to the victim. Their services included a forensic interview of the victim which gave me enough evidence to prosecute the case," he added.

MATHIS will be sentenced April 27, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. He remains in the Muscatine County Jail on a $300,000 cash only bond.