Blakeley gets 10-year prison sentence

Pled guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child

Julius Blakeley, 20, of Storm Lake, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Buena Vista County District Court last week after violating the terms of his probation.

Blakeley was placed on probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections in 2012 for a period of three years after pleading guilty to two counts of lascivious acts with a child.  Due to the nature of the crime Blakeley was ordered to register for the sex offender registry for the remainder of his life.

As a term of his probation, Blakeley was ordered to participate in an outpatient sex offender therapy program. He was unsuccessfully discharged from a sex offender treatment program in Sioux City in November 2014 for failure to comply with the program’s rules and expectations.

Blakeley also tested positive and admitted to using marijuana while on probation.

At the hearing last week Judge Duffy heard the testimony of the defendant’s probation officer recounting Blakeley’s violations. Duffy ruled that nothing less than prison was warranted.  Attorney John M. Loughlin of Cherokee represented Blakeley. The state appeared by BV County Attorney Dave Patton.