Early Sex Crime Sentence


Storm Lake, IA (KICD) — An Early gets prison time for sex crimes.
  In Buena Vista County District Court, 40-year-old Paz Chica was sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison after pleading guilty to two sex crimes.
The charges arose after Chica was allegedly having inappropriate contact with a young girl for around a month. Chica admitted at his plea hearing that he solicited a 13-year-old girl to engage in sex acts. Then, after the girl turned 14, he did admit that he engaged in a sex act with the girl.
The case was originall investigated by the Storm Lake Police Department in November 2013.  The numerous sexually motivated acts had occurred during October and November of 2013, while the child was in the care of Chica.   It was reported some of the acts happened in Sac and Clay counties.
Chica was originally charged with two counts of Sexual Abuse, two counts of Lascivious Acts with a Child, and one count of Indecent Exposure. He reached a plea deal with the State, and pleading guilty to one count of 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse, a class C felony, and one count of Lascivious Acts with a Child, a class D felony.
After release from prison, Chica will be on parole for the rest of his life, and will be required to register as a sex offender.  Chica, who is originally from El Salvador, is also facing potential deportation after his prison time. He is also looking at pending sexually motivated criminal charges in Sac and Clay counties.

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