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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Creston man found guilty in molestation

Chafin sentenced to 12 months in county jail


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 1pm

DAVENPORT – A Creston man convicted of first-degree child molestation was sentenced to 12 months confinement in Lincoln County Jail.

Mathew Scott Chafin, 31, will also serve lifetime probation and five years of treatment after he was found guilty of the charge in Superior Court May 4.

Chafin originally pleaded guilty Dec. 15.

A jury trial date had been for March 20 and readiness status set for Feb. 16, according to Lincoln County Superior Court records.

At that Feb. 16 court appearance, a 40-day mental evaluation was approved, which took place while Chafin was in the Lincoln County Jail...

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