Posted at: 02/09/2013 6:40 PM
Iowa Sex Offender Sentenced to up to Fifty Years
( AP) -- A 35-year-old Latimer man has been sentenced up to 50 years in prison on three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
The Globe Gazette of Mason City reports that David Allan Baugh was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County District Court. The newspaper says he will be required to serve at least 35 years.
Baugh will also be required to register as a predatory sex offender.
Baugh was arrested Sept. 6 after law enforcement executed search warrants at two locations. Second-degree sexual abuse charges in Iowa involve a child under 12.
Baugh was initially charged with 12 counts. In exchange for his guilty plea to the three charges, three other sexual abuse counts and charges of bestiality, lascivious acts with the child and exhibiting obscene material to a minor were dropped.