Man Sentenced To Prison In Sex Abuse Case

Orange City, Iowa — A Sioux Center man has been sentenced to two years in prison and ten years of supervised release for sex abuse.
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Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle says that 43-year-old Danny Lee Barnes of Sioux Center was sentenced on Monday December 28, 2015, in Sioux County District Court for the crime Assault With Intent To Commit Sex Abuse.

According to court records, in July 2014 Barnes began making physical advances on a friend of his family, the 14 year-old female victim. He eventually had non-consensual intercourse with her and told her not to tell. Authorities were contacted in October of that year, and in November 2014, Barnes was charged with Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a Class C felony.

However, in exchange for Barnes’ plea of guilty to the amended charge of Assault with Intent to Commit Sex Abuse, the parties agreed Barnes would be sentenced to a two-year prison term. The police, the victim, and victim’s family supported this plea agreement. After serving his prison sentence, he will also be committed to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for a period of 10 years, as though he were on parole and will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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