On Tuesday (3/22), 45-year-old James Eugene Bolt of Cherokee pled guilty to two counts of Sexual Abuse in the third Degree, a class “C” Felony.
On each offense, Bolt is to serve no more than ten (10) years in prison, with both counts to be served concurrently.
However, the Court has imposed a special sentence committing Bolt to the custody of the Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections for the rest of his life, with eligibility for parole upon completion of the sentence imposed.
Bolt was also ordered to pay restitution for any court-appointed attorney fees.
In September of 2010, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into James Eugene Bolt for allegedly having sexual intercourse on several occasions with a juvenile female victim while living in Ocheyedan.