Storm Lake man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child sex assault

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STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP/KCAU) – A Storm Lake man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child on Wednesday.

The Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office said Nee Htoo, 32, of Storm Lake, was sentenced to no more than 25 years with the Iowa Department of Corrections by the state’s District Court.

Authorities said he will have to serve a mandatory minimum term of 17 1/2 years and also have to register as a sex offender.

Officials said on March 6, Htoo entered an Alford Plea for second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B Felony, lascivious acts with a child, a Class C Felony, and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.

An Alford Plea is one in which the defendant does not admit to being guilty, but acknowledges there is enough evidence to secure a conviction.

Prosecutors say Htoo sexually abused a girl at least four times in 2016 and 2017, when she was six or seven years old.

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