Gregory man gets suspended sentences for abuse, theft

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BURKE — A Gregory man has been given two suspended prison sentences for abusing a disabled family member and stealing fuel last year.

Clarence Klein Jr., 57, will spend three years on probation for the two Class 6 felony convictions, which stem from separated incidents.

According to court documents, on Aug. 28, the male family member told law enforcement he had woken up to Klein sexually assaulting him the previous day. Klein slapped the family member in the head when he asked what was happening.

Klein, according to a police affidavit, admitted to the assault in a statement made at the Gregory Police Department.

Klein was initially charged with sexual contact with a person incapable of giving consent, a Class 4 felony; abuse of an adult with a disability, a Class 6 felony; and simple assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor.


Separate charges were filed against Klein when he was accused of taking a gas card from another Gregory man and using it to purchase more than $1,000 in gas at Cenex in Gregory.

Klein pleaded guilty in October to a Class 6 felony grand theft charge and pleaded no contest in January to abusing an adult with a disability. On March 12, he was given two consecutive suspended two-year sentences, with credit for eight days served in jail in the abuse case.

Klein was sentenced to three years probation and was ordered to pay a total of $3,198.05 in fines, court costs and restitution.

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