State Supreme Court Denies Bloomfield Sex Offender’s Appeal

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The Iowa State Supreme Court will not hear the appeal of a Bloomfield man who was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender.

In July of 2018, Ken Turner was convicted by an Appanoose County jury of failing to register. He didn’t provide a correct phone number when he registered as a sex offender with the Davis County Sheriff’s office. Turner asked the Iowa Court of Appeals for a new trial, but that request was denied. He then took his appeal to the state supreme court, which declined earlier this month to hear the case. Turner received a 30-day jail sentence for the conviction, although all but eight days of that sentence were suspended.

Turner is required to register as a sex offender because of a 2014 conviction on Keokuk County, where he was found guilty of intent to commit sexual abuse and assault. That case involved a 17-year-old boy whom Turner had invited to live in his home. He received a suspended sentence after being convicted on two misdemeanors, after originally being charged with seven felony counts.

 

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