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Iowa man gets 10 years for sex abuse of woman


NORTHWOOD, Iowa (AP) -- A northern Iowa man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a friend's wife.

The Globe Gazette in Mason City says 20-year-old Jason Walker, of Manly, was sentenced Friday in Worth County District Court.

He's one of three men convicted of sexually assaulting Brigett Wirtjes at her home on Dec. 5, 2010. She was found dead the next day. The cause of death was undetermined.

Her husband, Tyler Wirtjes, was one of the three and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Sentencing of the third man, 21-year-old Zachary Patterson, of Mooresville, N.C., was scheduled for Friday but was delayed. A new sentencing date hasn't been set.

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