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      Ken Turner sentenced on misdemeanor assault charge

      Kenneth Turner

      The strange case of Ken Turner is finally over.

      The 55-year-old Bloomfield man was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison on a misdemeanor assault charge, however, Judge Joel Yates has suspended that sentence and placed Turner on two years of probation under the Department of Corrections.

      Turner was arrested in the fall of last year on numerous felony sex abuse charges.

      Bloomfield Police originally alleged that Turner had kept a teenage boy hostage for several days.

      Turner was accused of repeatedly sexually abusing the boy during that time.

      Turner posted bond, was re-arrested for stalking the boy, posted bond again and then disappeared.

      He was eventually captured in Minnesota and went to trial in February

      A Keokuk County jury then acquitted Turner on all but two misdemeanor charges. As part of Thursday??s sentence, Turner must register as a sex offender and pay a $4,700 fine.

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