Stevens pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor Wednesday
A Washington County resident has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor.
Joshua Foster Stevens, 28, of Washington pleaded guilty on July 9 to the aggravated misdemeanor of sexual exploitation of a minor and was fined $625, his court record said.
On May 15, Stevens was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, the court record said. This was stemming from an incident on May 12, when Stevens unlawfully and knowingly possessed electronic visual mediums of minors engaging in a prohibited sexual act.
Originally, he entered a plea of not guilty on June 24 but at a hearing on July 9 he entered his guilty plea, his court record said.
Stevens was given a suspended prison sentence of two years and will have two years of probation through the Iowa Department of Corrections, the court record said.
According to his court record, the terms of his probation include: complying with the treatment and evaluations the supervising officer recommends; not using any controlled substances or entering any establishments where the primary activity is the sale of alcohol; will not associate with anyone who has a criminal record; will actively seek and maintain employment; pay all restitution ordered; submit to toxicology testing through the Department of Correction al Services; and successfully complete the Sex Offender Treatment program.
He will also have to submit DNA to the Iowa Department of Corrections for DNA profiling, register within five days of his sentence with the county sheriff’s department on the sex offender registry, and will have to notify the sheriff’s department of where his main residence is, according to his court record.
Once his probation is finished Stevens will have a special sentence of 10 years of supervision as if he were still on parole with the Iowa Department of Corrections, his record said.