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.  



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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