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Oelwein Mayor Accused of Sexual Abuse
OELWEIN, IA (CBS2/FOX28) -- The mayor of Oelwein is in custody, accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office charged 36-year-old Jason Manus with five counts of 2nd degree sexual abuse. Bond was set at $125,000.
If convicted on all counts, Manus could face up to 125 years in prison.
Investigators say Manus allegedly abused a 14-year-old four times and a 9-year-old once. The abuse allegedly occurred between July and August of 2010.
Due to the statute of limitations, some of the crimes investigators found could not be filed, however, under Iowa Law a minor victim has 10 years after reaching their 18th birthday to report sexual abuse.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has any information that could be related to the case to call (563) 422-6067 ext. 231 or 232.