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SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for having sexual contact with a young girl and a woman with an intellectual disability.

William Bowles, 46, pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse. Both charges carried a habitual offender enhancement because of Bowles' two previous felony convictions in Arkansas. The enhancement increased the prison sentence to 15 years on each charge. He must serve six years of his sentence before he's eligible for parole.

The prison sentence was included in a plea agreement. Bowles also must register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life and was given a special sex offender sentence in which he will be on lifetime parole. If he were to violate terms of the special sentence, he could be returned to prison.

According to court documents, Bowles inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl on July 31 or Aug. 1 while she was sleeping at a home in the 2800 block of West Fourth Street.

He is also accused of touching a woman with an intellectual disability sometime between June 1 and July 4 at a cookout in the 1500 block of West First Street.

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