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Austin man sentenced to prison time for DANCO, escape from custody charges in Mower County District Court

An Austin man who pleaded guilty to a felony criminal sexual conduct charge in Mower County District Court after assaulting the victim in her vehicle on July 17th, 2018 has been sentenced to prison time.

22-year old David Benjamin Vassey was sentenced to 21 months in prison for a felony charge of violating a domestic abuse no contact order within 10 years of two or more convictions.  Vassey was also sentenced to 15 months in prison for a felony charge of escape from custody after being furloughed by the court to a treatment facility on the condition that he was to report back to the Mower County jail upon being discharged or leaving the facility.  Mower County Correctional Services was notified that Vasey left the program on August 3rd, 2018 without saying anything to the staff. He had not reported back to the Mower County jail and officers were unable to locate him.

Judge Kevin Siefken determined that the two sentences will be served concurrently.  Felony charges for burglary, 1st degree assault of a person in a building or on property and for domestic assault in the case were dismissed with the guilty plea.


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