Gilbert man gets plea deal in Hamilton County case

Mason Reilly pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse

Mason Reilly

WEBSTER CITY — A man who has faced multiple charges relating to sex crimes across the state was sentenced earlier this week to prison after pleading guilty in two Hamilton County sex cases.

Mason M. Reilly, 27, of Gilbert, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Reilly was originally charged last August with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, a class C felony. However, online court records indicate that Reilly took a plea agreement and instead pleaded guilty to the assault charges.

Judge James McGlynn, of the 2nd Judicial District, sentenced Reilly to two years in prison on each charge. The sentences are to run consecutively, which means Reilly’s maximum sentence is four years in prison.

At the time of Reilly’s arrest last summer, Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Timmons said he was accused of committing two sexual assaults in July 2018 at the Little Wall Lake campground.

A search of Iowa Courts Online records reveals that this wasn’t the first time Reilly was charged in connection with a sexual assault case.

On July 26, 2012, Reilly was charged in Story County with second-degree sexual abuse. That case was dismissed on Oct. 12, 2012.

On Oct. 12, 2015, he was charged in Ringgold County with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse or bodily injury. He later pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury in connection to the same case on July 20, 2016. He was sentenced to 214 days in jail, with all but 14 of those days suspended and was also given credit for time served.

Reilly was later charged with probation violation for that same case, and was determined to have violated probation in 2018. He was sentenced to 13 and a half days in jail, but according to Iowa Courts Online records, he didn’t serve that sentence because he was given credit for time served. He was also discharged from probation at that time.

And on Oct. 15, 2017, the Winterset Police Department filed a complaint against Reilly for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor. He pleaded guilty as charged and was sentenced to two years in prison.

The Iowa Department of Corrections lists Reilly as a current inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility. His tentative discharge date is listed as July 9, 2019.