Former Wartburg student will receive sentencing on reduced sex abuse charge

Alce Smith

Former Wartburg student Alce Smith, will be sentenced on Dec. 10 for an incident involving a female Wartburg student on Oct. 27, 2011.

Smith was arrested and charged with third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

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According to the original criminal complaint, Smith and a woman were watching a movie in a dorm room during which Smith made sexual advances toward the woman who said she did not want to have sex.

According to the criminal complaint after several advances, Smith had forcible sexual contact with the woman.

Smith was arrested on Nov. 29, 2011 and released on Nov. 30, 2011. Smith plead guilty on Oct. 29, 2012 to a reduced charge of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The Bremer County Attorney’s office agreed last week to a two-year suspended prison sentence, two years probation and Smith must register as a sex offender in exchange for the guilty plea, according to court documents.

Suspended sentence means a person serves probation prior to their sentence and a judge will usually drop the prison sentence if probation is completed.

In the court documents Smith wrote, “I did commit an act which was intended to result in contact with another person. The contact in question was insulting..”

Smith is a resident from Plainfield, Ill.

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