Orange City, IA (KICD) — A Sioux Center man receives a 25 year prison sentence.
In Sioux County District Court Tuesday, Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister announced 33-year old Phillip Stacy pleaded guilty and was sentenced for 2nd degree Sexual Abuse, a class B felony and Lascivious Acts With a Child, a class C felony.
The charges arose on November 23, 2012, when Stacy’s wife discovered sexually explicit text messages he had sent to a 13-year-old girl as well as nude photos of the same 13-year-old girl on his cell phone. After interviewing the girl, it was determined that Stacy had repeatedly sexually abused her on as many as 100 occasions during the preceding 18 months, beginning when she was 11 years old. Stacy was arrested on November 23, 2012, and charged with Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. After that arrest, another 13-year-old girl (who was unrelated to the first victim) came forward and told Police that Stacy had fondled her in 2011 when she was 11. Stacy was again arrested on January 2, 2013, and received the charge of Lascivious Contact with a Child.
Stacy was sentenced to 25 years in prison and immediately taken into custody by the Sioux County Sheriff. Stacy will be required to serve 70 percent of his sentence, before he is eligible for parole, along with a special sentence committing him into the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for life, with eligibility for parole, with this special sentence commencing upon completion of his underlying (25-year) prison term. The Court also ordered that upon his release from prison, Defendant must register as a sex offender.