A former counselor at an eastern Iowa youth home for delinquent boys found guilty of fondling the boys will stay in prison. John Michael Bolsinger was convicted of third-degree sexual abuse, sexual exploitation by a counselor and sexual misconduct with juvenile offenders. He was sentenced to up to 37 years in prison.
The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld two of those convictions, but tossed out the third-degree sex abuse conviction. Bolsinger was program supervisor at a home for delinquent boys in Davenport, and an investigation revealed Bolsinger would take boys into a private room and touch their genitals, saying he was checking for bruises, scratches, hernias, and testicular cancer.