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August 16, 2013

Concurrent prison sentence suspended to probation

Shawn Thomas Grosekemper, 40, of Centerville, was sentenced July 19 by Judge Rose Anne Mefford to two years in prison, suspended, two years probation with the Department of Corrections and a fine for first offense sex offender registry violation, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The offense date for the registry violation was Oct. 24, 2012.

The criminal complaint affidavit filed Dec. 17, 2012 by an Appanoose County Sheriff deputy states Grosekemper admitted to living in the 20600 block of Highway J46 for two months and not registering as a sex offender with the county sheriff, even though he knew he was supposed to, as required by Iowa law.

The judge ordered Grosekemper to register for an additional 10 years on the sex offender registry.

Individuals on the sex offender registry are required to register within five business days of moving to a new residence with the sheriff in that county.

Grosekemper was convicted of third degree sex abuse in Warren County on Sept. 9, 2005.

Judge Mefford July 19 sentenced Grosekemper to 365 days in jail, suspended 363 days, two years probation with the Department of Corrections and a fine for first offense drunken driving, a serious misdemeanor. The offense date for the OWI conviction was Dec. 15, 2012.

The criminal complaint affidavit filed Dec. 17, 2012 by a Centerville police officer states Grosekemper was stopped for speeding in the 1800 block of South Drake Avenue on Dec. 15, 2012 at 10:47 p.m. and subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated. His blood alcohol content tested at .138.

The two sentences handed down were ordered to run concurrent with each other.

Grosekemper owes $2,797.25.

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