Sioux County Attorney Coleman J. McAllister announced that Philip Eddie Stacy, age 33, of Sioux Center, Iowa, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in Sioux County District Court for the crimes of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, a Class B Felony, in violation of Iowa Code Sections 709.1, 709.3(2), and 903B.1; and Lascivious Acts with a Child, a Class C Felony, in violation of Iowa Code Section 709.8(1) and 903B.1. Sioux County Attorney, Coleman J. McAllister, prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Iowa.
This case arose on November 23, 2012, when Defendant’s wife discovered sexually explicit text messages Defendant had sent to a 13-year-old girl as well as nude photos of the same 13-year-old girl on Defendant’s cell phone. The Sioux Center Police were called to investigate and the girl was interviewed. The girl advised police that Defendant had repeatedly sexually abused her on as many as 100 occasions during the preceding 18 months, beginning when she was 11 years old. Defendant was arrested on November 23, 2012, and charged with Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. After his arrest, another 13-year-old girl (who was unrelated to the first victim) came forward and contacted the Sioux Center Police to report that the Defendant had fondled her genitals in 2011 when she was 11 years old. Defendant was arrested on January 2, 2013, and charged with Lascivious Contact with a Child. Defendant pleaded guilty to both offenses on August 13, 2013, and he was sentenced.
The Defendant was sentenced to 25 years in prison and immediately taken into custody by the Sioux County Sheriff. Defendant will be required to serve 70 percent of his sentence, or 17.5 years, before he is eligible for parole. Defendant was further sentenced to a special sentence committing him into the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for the rest of Defendant’s life, with eligibility for parole, with this special sentence commencing upon completion of his underlying (25-year) prison term. The Court also ordered that upon his release from prison, Defendant must register as a sex offender.