A Centerville teen given probation in 2011 for a sex crime conviction has been sent to state prison.

Timothy Micheal Wood on July 12, 2011 was sentenced after a voluntary, negotiated plea agreement to 10 years in state prison, suspended to five years probation with the Department of Correctional Services and 365 days in a residential facility in Ottumwa for the conviction of one count of lascivious acts with a child, touch or fondle, a class C felony. He was ordered to register as a sex offender on the Iowa registry.

Wood originally was charged by Appanoose County Attorney Richard Scott with two counts of third degree sexual abuse, class C felonies, which were dismissed July 12, 2011.

Jack Baker, probation, parole officer II for the Eighth Judicial District Ottumwa Residential Facility, filed a probation violation report Dec. 29, 2011 alleging Wood violated several terms of his probation while living at the facility. Baker stated Wood violated lawful orders, furnished false statements, participated in sexual misconduct and failed to comply with special conditions or participate in treatment.

Judge Annette J. Scieszinski Feb. 28, 2012 during a probation revocation hearing in the Appanoose County Courthouse found, based on evidence, Wood violated the terms of his probation. Judge Scieszinski ordered the five-year probation granted to Wood on July 12, 2011 revoked and imposed the original 10-year state prison sentence.

Wood's financial obligation to the county for his criminal conduct surpasses $19,000.

Wood, now 19 years of age, entered the criminal court system after being accused of placing his hand down the front of a 13-year-old girl's pants to the genital area then performing a sex act at her request. Wood and the minor female during police interrogations admitted to the actions that occurred Nov. 8 and 9, 2010 at Morgan Cline Park in Centerville.

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