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Ex-Iowa school janitor who sexually abused child gets prison

DES MOINES — A former Des Moines Public Schools janitor convicted of sexually abusing a young child has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Jesse Allen McIntosh, 43, of Des Moines, was sentenced last week, after pleading guilty earlier this month to two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, the Des Moines Register reported. McIntosh will serve two 10-year terms one after the other and must register as a sex offender.

McIntosh was arrested and charged in February with two county of second-degree sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. Officials said the abuse took place in a Des Moines house.

District officials had said McIntosh was hired in August 2018 as a district custodian and had worked at Weeks Middle School since August 2019. He was placed on leave following his arrest and fired upon his conviction, district spokesperson Phil Roeder said.

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