Sex charges send man to prison

Cody Dean Coulter, 23, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse that occurred  between 2010 and 2018 against a child younger than 8 years old.

He was arraigned on Feb. 12 in Linn County Circuit Court and pleaded no contest to the charges on March 14.

He was sentenced to 75 months in prison and 10 months of post-prison supervision for each charge. A charge of unlawful sexual penetration was dismissed.