Today, March 2, 2018, in Muscatine County District Court:

OLIVER JOHN VERNE, 45, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the third degree. The charge against him was from an investigation conducted by the Muscatine Police Department. VERNE waived his right to a delay and proceeded immediately to sentencing. The court imposed a prison sentence for a term not to exceed 10 years. In addition he will be on supervised release as if on parole for the remainder of his life when he completes the prison sentence. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

VERNE’s mugshot:

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