Today, September 29, 2017, in Muscatine County District Court:

ALEJANDRO ANTONIO FLORES, 20, of Muscatine, was sentenced after pleading guilty to sexual abuse in the third degree and possession of an offensive weapon. The Court imposed concurrent sentences of imprisonment for a total term of not to exceed 10 years.

The prosecution of FLORES was the result of two separate investigations by the Muscatine Police Department. In the first, FLORES was discovered to have had sexual contact with an underage female. In the second, he was found to be in possession of a shotgun with a barrel which had been shortened.

In addition to his prison sentence FLORES will be on supervised release after completion of the term. The supervised release will be for the remainder of his life. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. FLORES had been on probation for a misdemeanor assault at the time of his crimes. The Court revoked the previously suspended 90-day jail sentence and ordered it to be served consecutively with the prison terms imposed for the new offenses.

FLORES’s mugshot:

In other matters:

DAVID SOTO, 34, of Muscatine, was sentenced after pleading guilty to lascivious acts with a child. Investigation by the Muscatine Police Department showed that SOTO had sexually touched a 12-year-old child. The Court imposed a prison term of not to exceed 10 years. After SOTO completes the prison term he will be on supervised release for the remainder of his life. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

SOTO’s mugshot:

CHAD ALAN JOHNSON, 35, of Muscatine, pleaded guilty to burglary in the third degree, theft in the third degree and criminal mischief in the second degree. The charges resulted from investigations conducted by the Muscatine Police Department into separate incidents. JOHNSON burglarized a commercial business and stole a bicycle in one case. In the other case he damaged another person’s motor vehicle.

JOHNSON also pleaded guilty to several driving violations and admitted to violation of probation in several unrelated cases.

JOHNSON will be sentenced November 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. He remains in the Muscatine County Jail pending sentencing.

JOHNSON’s mugshot:

ALBERTO CESAR VILLARREAL, 25, of West Liberty, was sentenced after pleading guilty to three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and child endangerment. The charges resulted from an investigation by the Muscatine County Drug Task Force. VILLARREAL had sold both marijuana and cocaine in controlled transactions. The execution of a search warrant at his residence revealed additional cocaine and marijuana. The defendant’s child was present in the home where the drugs were found.

The Court imposed suspended prison sentences for a total term of not to exceed 20 years. The defendant was placed on supervised probation for three years and ordered to make restitution for funds expended during the controlled transactions.

VILLARREAL’s mugshot:

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