Charles City Man Convicted Of Sexual Abuse

Charles City, Iowa – A Floyd County jury has found a Charles City man guilty with third-degree sexual abuse.

50-year-old Michael Joseph Debettingies was charged with sexually abusing a woman by performing  a sex act against her will or by force while the woman was suffering from a mental defect or incapacity which precluded giving consent; or the act was performed while the 20-year-old female was mentally incapacitated or physically helpless.  

The incident happened on April 5th or 6th in 2012.  Debettingies  could face up to 10 years in prison and 10 thousand dollar fine, have to register on the sex offender list and serve lifetime probation under supervision.  



Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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