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Man who wanted child dead is freed after serving 10 months in prison


This news story was published on January 21, 2014.
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NIT – The wheels of justice turned quickly for a Clear Lake man who was accused of trying to hire someone to kill a child who accused him of sexual assault.

Alan Michael Cannon was released from prison Tuesday after serving a grand total of 10 months of a five year sentence after felony charges ranging from attempted murder to conspiracy to commit murder to sexual assault were all dismissed or pleaded down last year.

Alan Cannon’s legal troubles started following a party at his apartment in Clear Lake in 2o11 in which he supplied alcohol to a female juvenile, 16 years of age. Following the party, the female juvenile reported to law enforcement Cannon had sexually assaulted her while she was intoxicated.

While on supervised release for charges of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree and supplying alcohol to a minor, Cannon allegedly approached two separate men soliciting one to murder the alleged victim and hide her body. Cannon gave the 2nd man $400 dollars to purchase a firearm to complete the murder.

The sexual assault charge was pleaded down to assault and Cannon was found guilty of the charge of supplying alcohol to a minor and sentenced to 5 years in Iowa prison.

According to state records, Cannon has been paroled and released to community based corrections.  His current location is not known at this time.

There is a no-contact order in affect between Cannon and his accuser until 2018.

Alan Michael Cannon RELEASED FROM PRISON

Alan Michael Cannon
RELEASED FROM PRISON

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10 Responses to Man who wanted child dead is freed after serving 10 months in prison

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    Austin Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This is outrageous. First he rapes a child, then, when she has the courage to report it, he tries to have her KILLED, and he’s out in such a short amount of time?! He’s also, apparently, threatening the administrator of the North Iowa Mugshots page on Facebook, too.

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      Derick Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

      What do you expect, it’s not like he committed a drug crime.

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I bet this really taught him a lesson.

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    DS Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

    wtf? ok since the justice system wont handle it id say this guy need his ass whipped by every one who sees him.

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    Redneck Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Oh he died. Good. I will be sure to piss on his grave.

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      Philosophus Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2014 at 6:31 am

      Reading comprehension problem?

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        Redneck Reply Report comment

        January 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

        usually not, this time yes. Guess I saw what I wanted to read this guy was dead.

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    Iowa Sucks Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Well. let’s just thank God he didn’t commit a drug crime or he’d have done real time.

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      DS Reply Report comment

      January 22, 2014 at 8:19 am

      seriously. wheres the outrage? 4 comments on a child molester doing a tiny percentage of his sentence. i guess if he was smoking a joint while he committed these crimes then the small minded people of mason city would be angry..