Iowa Mayor Held On Sex Abuse Charges

Oelwein, Iowa Mayor Jason Manus made his initial appearance at the Fayette County Courthouse this week for five counts of sexual abuse in the second degree. The 36 year old Manus was arrested Monday morning after a month long investigation.

Manus is accused of sexually abusing a 14 year old four times and a 9 year old once. These alleged incidents happened in July and August 2010.

Bond for Manus was set at $125,000. If convicted of all charges, Manus could face up to 125 years in prison and be placed on the sex offender registration.

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