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SEXUAL ASSAULT: Man Arrested Near Fair

Posted on: 9:03 pm, August 9, 2013, by , updated on: 10:06pm, August 9, 2013

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A Des Moines man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting two teenage girls just blocks from the Iowa State Fairgrounds Thursday night.

18-year old Jonathon Horak is charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit sex abuse.

Two girls were walking one block south of the Fairgrounds on east 30th when they say Horak started following them.

They sped up to get away but he ran up and touched them inappropriately.

One of the girls sprayed him with mace then ran away and called police.

Officers found Horak a few blocks away and arrested him after a short foot chase.

He remains in the Polk County jail Friday night.

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