A western Iowa man was sentenced today to over 40-years in prison for sex crimes. Cass County Sheriff Bill Sage said Judge Robert W. Pratt ordered Brian Street, of Griswold to be held for 30-years for sexual exploitation of a minor and 10-years for possession of child pornography.
Sage says Street will be under life supervision once he’s paroled, and the sentences will run concurrently. Sage says Street’s attorneys are likely to appeal the sentence. They will have 10-days to do so, after which it will go to the Eight U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sage says the victim of the crime, Street’s stepdaughter Tracey Dyess, issued a written statement.
Dyess’ statement said she was afraid Street would get out of prison some day and come after her and/or her family and that he should be "Put away for life." Sage says Street also made a statement at today’s proceedings. He indicated that he would "Never hurt anyone" and that he "did not hurt anyone."
Sage says Street was very arrogant at the beginning of the session. He started laughing loudly and boisterously and belittled the judge when he was introduced to the court. Street’s mother claimed that she and Brian were abused by his stepfather.
Street said he did not deserve to go to prison. Sage says as the court proceedings ended, Street said "I love you Tracey," and he indicated that he was the one who set the fire at the family’s home in Griswold in March of 2005. Tracey Dyess is serving a 45-year sentence for arson, voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder. Her sister and nephew were killed in the blaze she says she set in order to kill Street for years of sexual abuse. Street initially said he would not appear at his sentencing, Sage says Street claims he was forced to do so,and was "man-handled by the U.S. Marshal’s.