Today (April 6, 2012) in Muscatine County District Court RICARDO BECERRA-MARTINEZ (DOB: 2/22/1992), formerly of 726 W. Prairie Street, West Liberty, was sentenced for the offense of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a class "C" felony. The court imposed a sentence of incarceration for a term not to exceed ten years. In addition the court ordered that upon being released from prison that the defendant shall be placed on supervised release as if on parole for the remainder of his life. The defendant will also be required to register as a sex offender.
The investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that the defendant sexually abused a fifteen year old female in a motor vehicle parked outside a residence in Muscatine on October 30, 2011.
The defendant was transported to the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at Oakdale to commence serving his sentence. He had been in custody at the Muscatine County Jail since his arrest in the early morning hours of October 31, 2011.