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SIOUX CITY | A Sioux City man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for having sex with a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant and had a baby boy.

Anthony Plunkett, 19, had pleaded guilty in January in Woodbury County District Court to one count of lascivious acts with a child.

In addition to the prison sentence, District Judge Jeffrey Poulson ordered Plunkett to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for life and also 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.

The victim, then seven months pregnant and 13 years old at the time, told authorities in March 2015 that she'd had sex with Plunkett from about June 1, 2014, to July 31, 2014, when Plunkett would have been 17. She told authorities that Plunkett had told her he was 15, and she stopped seeing him after learning he was older.

Plunkett admitted to police that he had sex with the girl more than 10 times, court documents said.


Court reporter

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