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Rock Valley Sex Abuse Sentence

Rock Valley Sex Abuse Sentence

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Orange City, IA (KICD)–A Rock Valley man will spend five years on probation after pleading guilty to charges of 3rd Degree Sex Abuse and Telephone Dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor.

The case arose in June of 2013 when a Hawarden police officer observed two people under the age of 18 walking down the street well past curfew. The male was identified as 22-year-old Jonathan Hankelaus and the female was a 15-year-old. The mother of the girl reported that she had trouble with Hankelaus over the past year and she found an obscene text message on her daughter s phone. The girl admitted that she had sexual intercourse with Hankelaus when she was 14 and 15-years-old.

Hankelaus received a suspended prison term of 10 years and a life term committing him into the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections. He must also register as a sex offender.

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