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Clear Lake man sentenced to probation in incest case


This news story was published on March 26, 2016.
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CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who pleaded guilty to incest has been sentenced to probation.

Todd William Russ, age 46, was arrested and booked into the county jail on November 1, 2015 on a charge of incest brought by Clear Lake police. Allegedly, Russ had engaged in sexual contact with a person he is related to; court records didn’t elaborate.

Under Iowa law, a person, except a child, who performs a sex act with another whom the person knows to be related to the person, either legitimately or illegitimately, as an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister of the whole or half blood, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew, commits incest. Incest is a class “D” felony.

Russ entered a guilty plea on January 20, 2016. At sentencing this week, judge Annette Boehlje gave Russ 5 years of probation. A 5 year prison sentence and a $750.00 fine were suspended. He must pay $632.00 in court costs. A no-contact order with the victim was extended.

Russ, Todd William

Russ, Todd William

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5 Responses to Clear Lake man sentenced to probation in incest case

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Breaking News!! This animal was caught with having indecent contact with a child on 12-19-94!! Women out there if you want a banging of a good time go to 518 Highway 18 West room 22 and just ask for Todd!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    He Always is meaning to get pussies and money in his life!! He will go to what ever means to get what he wants!! He is totally nasty and a complete con man!! He should not be trusted what so ever!! I should know–I was conned by him!! Women–be aware!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 16, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    He did this and knew what he was doing was wrong!! You just do not have sex with your grown up child what so ever at all!! Totally wrong that it ended this way–should of been put in prison as it takes two to bang!! The public must watch out now for this sex offender who is now out on the loose– parents beware!!

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Witch hunt.

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    Keith Pullman Reply Report comment

    March 28, 2016 at 7:19 am

    I never saw any indication in any report that this wasn’t consensual sex with another adult. If it was an assault, this sentence is too light. If it was, indeed, consensual sex with another adult, it was ridiculous to prosecute this case.