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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Guilty verdict for sex offender registration violation

Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren announced today that a Muscatine County jury found JUAN GOMEZ, JR. guilty of a violation of Iowa sex offender registry requirements. The jury determined that GOMEZ had failed to update his registration information concerning his residence. The trial began Monday, January 23, 2017. The jury deliberated for approximately three hours.

"I would like to thank the jury for their service and this verdict," said Ostergren. "I would also like to compliment the work of the Muscatine County Sheriff's Office and Det. Kenny Hora in particular for this investigation. The defendant has a lengthy history of criminal convictions for felony offenses, many for crimes of violence. I am pleased that we have been able to hold him accountable for his registry violation," Ostergren added.

GOMEZ will be sentenced March 24, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. He faces a maximum sentence of incarceration for a term not to exceed two years and a fine of $6,250.

GOMEZ's booking photo: