The Iowa Court of Appeals decided on December 23, 2015, two appeals of sexual abuse convictions prosecuted in Muscatine County. The court affirmed the convictions in both cases. The cases were:
State of Iowa v. Joshua Corwin. Corwin was found guilty of sexual abuse in the first degree, willful injury, and theft in the second degree. The appeals court rejected his claim that there was insufficient evidence to convict him. Corwin was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
State of Iowa v. David Rickey. Rickey was found guilty of sexual abuse in the second degree. The appeals court rejected his claims that the trial court made errors in rulings on the admission of certain evidence and other decisions during trial. Rickey was sentenced to a prison sentence of not to exceed 25 years. He must serve 17.5 years before being eligible for parole.