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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Life sentence for sexual abuse

Today, October , 2014, Muscatine County District Court Judge Mary Howes sentenced JOSHUA CORWIN, DOB: 4/26/1982, of Davenport, to a sentence of life without the possibility of parole for the offense of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. The court also imposed sentences of imprisonment for Willful Injury and Theft in the Second Degree. 

CORWIN had been found guilty at a jury trial which ended July 1, 2014. 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.

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. 

"I am very pleased with this result," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. "The defendant has a lengthy history of violence. It is for the community's benefit that he cannot hurt anyone else in society again," Ostergren added.

CORWIN's mugshot: