Buffalo Center Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of a Child

Consecutive sentences for sexual abuse of a child is sending a Buffalo Center man to prison for 30 years.

Thirty six year old Brandon Lee Bassett of Buffalo Center entered an Alford plea to third degree sex abuse, lascivious acts with a child and sexual exploitation of a minor.  An Alford plea means Bassett isn’t admitting guilt but concedes he could be convicted at trial and will accept sentencing.

Law enforcement says Bassett sexually assaulted a child in January 2022 and put a GPS tracker on his wife’s vehicle so he could track where she went.

Bassett was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for each crime, sentences to be served one after the other.  He must also sign up with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.