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Council Bluffs man sentenced to 20 years for sexually assaulting young girl
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Council Bluffs man sentenced to 20 years for sexually assaulting young girl

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A Council Bluffs man this week was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in Pottawattamie County Court to sexually abusing a young girl.

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Scottie Cooper, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony, and was sentenced to serve 10 years consecutively for each count, according to Assistant Pottawattamie Attorney Malina Dobson.

Cooper was arrested on April 20 on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse for assaulting a girl younger than 10 years old earlier in the month.

He was taken to the Pottawattamie County Jail where he remained until his sentencing.

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