SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for having sexual contact with three teenage girls in 2012.

Lawrence Hoffman, 25, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to three counts of third-degree sexual abuse.

District Judge Jeffrey Poulson also ordered Hoffman to serve a special sex offender sentence, in which he will be on lifetime parole after completing his prison sentence. If he were to violate terms of the special sentence, he could be sent to prison. He also must register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life.

According to court documents, Hoffman, who was 20 or 21 at the time, had sexual encounters with the girls, ages 13, 14 and 15, from Jan. 1, 2012, through April 11, 2012, at his home in the 700 block of Burton Street and at other locations.

Hoffman would frequently hang out with the underage girls, giving them car rides, providing them with cell phones and cigarettes and taking them out to eat, court documents said.

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