Man Sentenced on Two Counts Child Sexual Abuse and One Count Child Endangerment

On Monday, May 25 Michael Alexander Coon appeared in District Court in Jefferson County,
Iowa, and was sentenced on his criminal convictions of two counts of child sexual abuse and one count of child
endangerment. Coon was found guilty as charged by a Jefferson County jury on February 19, 2021, of two counts
of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, each a Class B felony, and one count of Child Endangerment, an
Aggravated misdemeanor. The charges stemmed from Mr. Coon sexually abusing a minor girl when she was aged
6 and 7 starting in 2018.
Mr. Coon was sentenced to 25 years of incarceration on each count of sexual abuse, to run concurrently
to each other, but consecutively to a 2 year term of incarceration for the charge of child endangerment, for a total
sentence of 27 years incarceration. Per statute, Mr. Coon will be eligible for parole after serving 70% of his sex
abuse sentence, provided he successfully completes the Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment
Program. Mr. Coon will also be subject to a lifetime special parole for sex offenders and placed on the Iowa sex
offender registry.
“The State urged the Court to impose a lengthy prison sentence on Mr. Coon since the abuse was shown
to be continuous in nature over a substantial period of time against a very young girl. During the course of the
investigation, Mr. Coon made statements to the investigating officer that he had himself been the victim of serious
sexual abuse when he was a young child. Mr. Coon’s perpetuation of the cycle of abuse makes this case all the
more tragic. Hopefully Mr. Coon can obtain treatment for his predilections during the course of his sentence, so
that if and when he is eventually released from prison, no more children fall prey to his illicit impulses.” -Jefferson
County Attorney Chauncey Moulding.