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Monday, October 5, 2015

Guilty plea to sexual abuse of mentally incapacitated adult

Today, October 5, 2015, in Muscatine County District Court:

RUSSELL PURVIANCE, JR., 46, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the third degree. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that PURVIANCE had sexual intercourse with an adult female who was mentally incapable of giving consent due to her intellectual disability.

PURVIANCE faces a mandatory sentence of incarceration for a term not to exceed 10 years when he is sentenced November 13, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. In addition, when his sentence is served he will be on supervised release as if on parole for the remainder of his life. He will be required to register as a sex offender. The court revoked the defendant's bond pending sentencing. He is being held in the Muscatine County Jail.

"I am very pleased with the outcome of this case," said Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren. "The offender is going to prison and the victim can look forward to getting on with her life without having to testify in court. I would like to especially thank Muscatine Police Department detective Joe Roseman for his work on this case. He got me the evidence I needed for a successful prosecution," he added.

PURVIANCE's mugshot: