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Clarksville Man Gets 100-Year Prison Sentence for Sexual Abuse Conviction

A Clarksville man could serve the rest of his life in prison after his conviction on sexual abuse charges.

41-year-old Joshua Knutson was arrested in October 2020 on four counts of second-degree sex abuse and one count of incest. Authorities say the abuse of a juvenile victim occurred multiple times between 2009 and 2012.

Knutson pleaded not guilty to the charges leading to a non-jury trial in April. In June, a judge returned a verdict of guilty on all charges in June. Knutson has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for each count of second-degree sex abuse and five years in prison for the incest charge. The 25-year sentences will be served consecutively for a total of 100 years, while the five-year sentence will be served at the same time.

Court documents state Knutson must serve at least 70% of his sex abuse sentences before being eligible for parole.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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