MUSCATINE — An Iowa City man was sentenced to an indeterminate term not to exceed 25 years for sexual abuse of a 9-year-old. Carlos Augusto Ramirez Lopez, 40, was convicted at a Jury trial in March 2018.
West Liberty Police investigated the incident which occurred in September 2011. According to a news release from Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren, the evidence presented at the trial demonstrated Ramirez Lopez performed a sex act that amounted to sexual abuse in the second degree.
Ramirez Lopez is required to serve 17.5 years of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. Once released, his name will be added to the sex offender registry, and he will remain on lifetime supervised release.
— Zachary Oren Smith