Britt man sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexual abuse

BRITT — It’s 35 years in prison for a Britt man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl multiple times.

39-year-old Jeromie Holland was originally charged in November with 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault and 14 counts of lascivious acts with a child. Holland is accused of sexually assaulting a female child 14 times between May 7th and November 2nd of last year.

Britt police also say that Holland confessed in 2015 to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl as well as sexually assaulting two other girls under the age of 12 when Holland was between 16 and 17 years old.

As part of a plea deal, Holland agreed to plead guilty to two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts.

Holland was sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison on the sexual abuse charges and 10 years on the lascivious acts counts. He must also pay a $1000 civil penalty.