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Sex offender to serve out remainder of prison sentence at Beje Clark

This news story was published on August 8, 2012.
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MASON CITY – Convicted 30-year-old sex offender Joseph Charles Hill was released from prison after serving four years of a ten year sentence on July 31st. Hill is to complete his sentence in a community based work release setting offered by Beje Clark and is now scheduled to be released on December 16th, 2012 according to the Iowa Department of Corrections.

Charles City Police Department issued a criminal complaint against Joseph Hill alleging he had performed sex acts with four separate 14-15 year old high school freshman at the age of 23. The incidents were alleged to have occurred on separate occasions from May to December of 2005. Hill was originally charged with four Class C felony charges of 3rd degree sexual abuse before, then county attorney Jesse Marzen, dismissed three of the counts in exchange for one guilty plea as part of a plea bargain.

On July 1st, 2008 after many court delays District Court Judge Stephen P. Carroll upheld the motion by then county attorney Jesse Marzen to dismiss the other three charges as stipulated in the plea agreement between Marzen and Hill. Judge Carroll then sentenced Hill to serve up to ten years in prison on the one remaining count of 3rd degree sexual abuse.

As part of Hill’s community based work release sentence to Beje Clark he will be allowed to leave the facility to look for employment and may be eligible for weekend furloughs away from the facility that has had six inmates escape in the past 30 days.

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16 Responses to Sex offender to serve out remainder of prison sentence at Beje Clark

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I no longer live in the town of mason city …left it 25 yrs ago… moved on an acreage 15 miles or so from there …at that time mchs was having a bad time with drugs at the school …so I chose to have my children go else where ….but had had been to a few council meeting prior to our move …and the people need to speak up !!….There are thousands of parents that are eligible to attend those meeting …unless you stand up …nothing is going to happen …start a group on the well being of mason city …get a petition going …do something ! Election is in 2013 …plan on electing new people ..start now !!! That includes the court system …new judges !

  2. Katie Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Wouldn’t Meredith Willson be shocked about the kind of trouble we have right here in River City? It is just appalling the way our culture has deteriorated. I recently read my parents’ love letters from 1924-1931 and my mom was shocked by things like her classmates at college sneaking off to dance the Charleston. They used to jail men who got women pregnant back then for “seduction” if they wouldn’t marry the woman. There were no DNA tests, just the word of the woman, her family and friends. That situation was a lot more then like those of you now who just want to lynch people who are arrested without presenting a defense.

  3. concernedcitizen Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Once again, I see they are letting this idiot off and reducing his sentence. I always thought BeGee Clark was for the minor offenders like writing bad checks, etc. Why are these kind of people put in there so they can basically run free. They run away and then they bring them back there. Why??????????? Lock their asses up and throw away the key. That is one more thing wrong with our country, the justice system!

  4. MCsinglemom Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 11:11 am


    He will escape and start raping again. I am so ready to move away from Mason City, I have lived here since 2004 and this town has turned into scumville USA. Our city council consists of a bunch of money grubbing retards who do not care about the community and the crime has increased 110% in the last four years. As soon as one thing I’m waiting on happens for me, bye bye Mason City, I am never looking back.

    • rubyred43 Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

      your comment made me laugh….. money grubbing retards….! sizes it up.

    • Moved Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2012 at 11:40 am

      I moved from Mason City for the reasons you mentioned and mostly because the city is dead. If you lived there a few years it doesn’t take long to notice rigor mortis and decay has long set in. Majority of the people hide in their homes. For it’s size the city is too poor to even have sidewalks. The city looks and feels like a death camp.

  5. Who the bleep did I vote for!!! Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Hello Mason City, IA,

    You have a problem folks, your being ruled by people that want to rule you, not work for you. They want you to accept what every they want to do. Like spend thousand up on thousand of dollars of your money without bring it to a vote. The most important conclusion is this, YOU JUST DON’T GIVE A DAM!

  6. Judy Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Put him on the Mason City city council. They rape the gulliable voters as a matter of policy…Anyone been at a city council meeting lately?

  7. DAVE Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 8:08 am


  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Might as well just move him to Clear Lake he’ll fit right in

    • You Are Correct Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

      “Might as well just move him to Clear Lake he’ll fit right in”

      You sure have that right.

      • Stop their source. Reply Report comment

        August 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

        The 13 yr old slut was from Clear Lake,not the adult black men who had sex with her.They were all yours Mason City!!

  9. RoseColoredGlasses Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Mason City is a breeding ground for filth now. not only are our judges just releasing filth back into the community but they are having them stay here. it is really very discouraging, when it is all said and done, to think that this is where i am raising my children at. i really do hate that it is like this. Mason has the potential for greatness; if the ‘leaders” were different it could be. 🙁

    • Stop their source. Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      At least you have your Wright Hotel and the pretty streetscape for your wealthier citizens to enjoy.Heard your council is spending thousands of your tax dollars on some street sculptures now.Did they ask any of you if you approved? You can put lipstick on a pig-but it’s still a stinking pig!!