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Teen faces charges in sex-assault case

 

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (AP) _ AN IOWA TEENAGER FACES FELONY CHARGES FOR ALLEGEDLY COMMITTING A SEXUAL ASSAULT WHILE IMPERSONATING A POLICE OFFICER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE 17-YEAR-OLD MALE FACES FELONY CHARGES OF THIRD-DEGREE SEXUAL ABUSE AND FIRST-DEGREE BURGLARY IN CRIMINAL COURT. HE FACES OTHERS CHARGES, INCLUDING A SIMPLE MISDEMEANOR OF THIRD-DEGREE HARASSMENT, IN JUVENILE COURT. HE HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO THE CHARGES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A JUDGE RECENTLY DENIED A MOTION TO TRANSFER ALL CHARGES TO JUVENILE COURT. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENERALLY DOES NOT NAME JUVENILES ACCUSED OF CRIMES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TEEN IS ACCUSED OF ENTERING A MARSHALLTOWN HOME IN MARCH AND CLAIMING TO BE A POLICE OFFICER. AUTHORITIES SAY HE CONDUCTED PHYSICAL SEARCHES OF SEVERAL PEOPLE, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE. A MALE VICTIM SAYS THE TEEN STRIPPED HIM NAKED AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HIM.

 

 

 

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