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Local man convicted after victims testify in child sex abuse case

Pedro Camacho Olea - photo from the Muscatine County Jail

Pedro Camacho Olea - photo from the Muscatine County Jail

A jury found a Muscatine man guilty on six counts of second-degree sexual abuse after two victims testified against him at trial.

Pedro Camacho Olea , 45, lived in Muscatine and in a trailer park in rural Muscatine County between 1998 and 2002 when he sexually abused two grade school-aged girls.

The victims testified in the jury trial which began Monday, March 25, 2013.

“Most of all, I want to thank the victims for being so brave.  They walked into court and told the jury what the defendant did to them.  That takes real courage,” said Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.

The jury returned its verdict Thursday, March 28.

Olea faces a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years for each count, and Iowa law says he must serve 17.5 years of that sentence before he would be eligible for parole.  It will be up to the judge to decide whether the sentences will be served consecutively, partially consecutive or concurrently.

Oleo was held without pond to await sentencing which was scheduled for  9 a.m. May 24, 2013.