Man Gets A Year In Prison In Sex Abuse Case

Date posted - December 29, 2015

Rock Rapids, Iowa — An Inwood man faces a year in jail, among other penalties in connection with a sexual assault case.
Lyon Courthouse At Night
According to Judge Carl Peterson, 20-year-old Jesse Eugene Visser of Inwood has been sentenced to a year in jail and probation for having sex with and punching a 14-year-old girl. Peterson suspended a 10-year prison term for sex abuse and sexual exploitation charges; and a 2-year prison term for purchase or possession of a depiction of a minor in a sex act. Visser pled guilty as part of a plea agreement. He will also serve time at the Residential Treatment Facility in Sioux City when there is space available.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that Visser was arrested on April 30th, 2015 on several warrants. They report that the charges are a result of an investigation that began on April 6, 2015.

Visser was originally charged with eight counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, all Class C Felonies; five counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, all Class C Felonies; and one count of Assault causing Bodily Injury, a serious misdemeanor.

According to court documents, Visser is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl at least five times in March and April and receiving nude photos of her from September, 2014 through February, 2015. He’s also accused of punching her in the face, according to court documents.

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