Today, May 29, 2014, in Muscatine County District Court a jury found DAVID ROY RICKEY, SR., DOB: 3/27/1951, of Muscatine, guilty of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree after a three day trial. Trial testimony established that RICKEY had sexually abused a six-year-old child in the year 2003.
"I would like to thank the jury for their verdict. I know that they worked very hard and considered all of the evidence," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. "I would also like to thank Det. Joe Roseman of the Muscatine Police Deparment for his investigation. Most importantly, I want to thank the victim. She was very brave. I am pleased with this result for her especially," Ostergren added.
RICKEY will be held without bond in the Muscatine County Jail pending sentencing on July 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. He faces a mandatory sentence of incarceration for a term not to exceed 25 years. He will not be eligible for parole until he serves 17 years and six months of the sentence.