Shelby, IA man sentenced to 100+ years for rapes in NE & Iowa

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March 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A man serving a prison sentence of more than 100 years for rapes in Omaha, Neb., has been sentenced for similar crimes in Iowa. An Iowa judge has handed down a 35-year prison sentence for Todd Mills, of Shelby. Already serving 110 to 140 years for raping two women in Omaha, Mills was charged with similar cases in Pottawattamie County dating back to 2008.

The 46-year-old Mills will serve about 50 years in Nebraska before he’s eligible for parole. If released in Nebraska, he’ll spend at least 35 years in an Iowa prison. The Pottawattamie County prosecutor says completing the cases in Iowa gave victims a voice. Mills pleaded guilty last week to three counts of second-degree sexual abuse for the Iowa cases.