Hospers Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

Orange City, Iowa — A Hospers man has been sentenced to a 30-year prison term for sexual abuse.

According to Sioux County Attorney Thomas Kunstle, 36-year-old Andrew Michael Joslin of Hospers, has been sentenced for two counts of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, class C felonies; and Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, a class D felony.

Kunstle’s office tells us that on September 5, 2023, the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joslin after receiving a report that Joslin solicited a minor female for inappropriate sexual content. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Joslin had sexual contact with a minor and also “solicited and possessed a minor’s sexually explicit material on his cell phone.”

Joslin was sentenced on Monday to a total indeterminate term of incarceration not to exceed 30 years in prison. Joslin was sentenced as a habitual offender because he had previously been convicted as a felon twice. The Court further sentenced Joslin to various criminal fines and surcharges and ordered him to register as a sex offender for life, and a special sentence of lifetime supervision for sex offenders. The No Contact Order entered within the case was also extended for the maximum period of five years.