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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Davenport Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree After Jury Trial

Today, July 1, 2014, in Muscatine County District Court a jury found JOSHUA CORWIN, DOB: 4/26/1982, of Davenport, guilty of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Willful Injury, and Theft in the Second Degree. The trial lasted seven days.

Evidence at trial showed that on May 15, 2013, CORWIN burst into the home of an ex-girlfriend and assaulted her. The victim suffered five facial fractures. CORWIN then forced the victim to engage in sexual intercourse. CORWIN arrived at the residence, located in rural Muscatine County, in a vehicle which he had stolen in Davenport.

"I would like to thank the jury for their hard work on this case," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. "I also want to recognize the bravery of the victim. She gave us the evidence we needed to get guilty verdicts," Ostergren continued.

The case was investigated by the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office. Also involved in the investigation were the Davenport Police Department and the East Moline (Illinois) Police Department. "A great deal of credit is due to Capt. Ardyth Orr, Sgt. Quinn Riess, and Det. John Lindner of the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office for their work on this case," added Ostergren.

CORWIN faces a mandatory sentence of life without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced on September 5, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

CORWIN's mugshot: