The following court case were processed at Jefferson County Courthouse:
Steven Allen Burns, 23, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty to third degree sexual abuse and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, less credit for time served in jail; fined $1,000 plus a 35 percent surcharge; and under supervision as if on parole, for the rest of his life. His sentence was suspended and he was placed on five years probation. He was ordered to comply with evaluation and treatment recommendations, abstain from all controlled substances, not enter any tavern, liquor store or establishment with the primary business of selling/serving alcohol. Defendant may not contact nor attempt to contact victim without permission of supervising officer. He was ordered to successfully complete all requirements of the Eighth Judicial District Sex Offenders Treatment program. He must have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 years without permission of his supervising officer. He must reside at a residential facility for 365 days or until maximum benefits have been achieved as determined by the department. Defendant remains in the custody of the Jefferson County jail until placement at a treatment facility. The fine is not suspended. He also must pay pecuniary damages, court costs and court appointed attorney fees if any. He has a No Contact Order in force for five years. He must provide a specimen for a DNA profile.
Sara Dawn Forney, 33, of Ottumwa, pleaded guilty to forgery, a Class D felony. She was sentenced to five years in prison, fined $750 plus a 35 percent surcharge. This sentence is to be served concurrent with a sentence in Wapello County. Her sentence was suspended. She was ordered to comply with evaluation recommendations, abstain from all controlled substances, have no association with persons known to have criminal records or engaged in criminal activities. She was ordered to actively seek and maintain employment. She must comply with a plan for restitution. She must submit to toxicology testing on request and pay all costs associated if found to be using. She was ordered to reside at a residential treatment facility for 365 days or until maximum benefits are achieved. She must pay a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge, court costs and court appointed attorney fees if any. She must provide a specimen for DNA profiling.
Andrea Charette, 27, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty and received a deferred judgment for second-degree theft, a Class D felony. She was placed on five years probation; fined $750 plus a $125 law enforcement initiative surcharge and ordered to pay $450 in restitution to Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drug Store and $140 in court costs.
Joey Lynn Hamilton, 43, of Ottumwa, received a modification to his probation after violating terms of his probation. His probation granted by the court Aug. 5, 2013, continues and is modified to he will wear an ankle bracelet for tracking and monitoring for 90 days. He was ordered to pay court costs and court appointed attorney fees if any.