Iowa man gets 100-year sentence in sex abuse case


April 11th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for committing sex acts with a child over several years.  Daniel Harbeck received the sentence Thursday in Woodbury County District Court. He must serve 70 years before he is eligible for parole. The 37-year-old Harbeck was sentenced on seven counts of second-degree sexual abuse. Court documents say Harbeck admitted to multiple sex acts with the child between 2010 and 2013. The child is now 8 years old.

The Sioux City Journal reports Harbeck was ordered to serve four of the sentences consecutively. The other three will be served concurrently. Woodbury County Attorney Patrick Jennings tells the newspaper that he hasn’t seen a 100-year sentence in a sex abuse case during his 12 years as a prosecutor.