Des Moines man gets 100 years for sexually abusing minors

Published 2/24/2023 3:17:57 PM

A Des Moines man was sentenced this week to 100 years in prison for sexually abusing minors.

On Feb. 22, Joshua Gil, 46, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 100 years in prison for six counts of third-degree sexual abuse and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Each of the 10 counts were Class C felonies, which carry 10-year sentences, and were run consecutive for 100 years total.

These offenses also carry a lifetime requirement to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry and a lifetime special sentence of parole, which requires Gil to be supervised by the Department of Corrections for the rest of his life.  

The abuse occurred from 2008 to 2022 involving two minor victims. 

This case was investigated by Detective Stephen Bjurstrom of the Des Moines Police Department and was prosecuted by Meggan Guns of the Polk County Attorney’s Office with the assistance of Kayla McKee.