Northeast Iowa Mayor Arrested, Accused of Sexually Abusing Two Girls

Jason Manus

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OELWEIN, Iowa – The mayor of the northeast Iowa community of Oelwein has been arrested, accused of sexually abusing two girls in 2010.

The Waterloo Courier reports that Jason Manus, 36, was arrested following a month-long investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Department of Human Services. Investigators said that Manus sexually abused a 14-year-old girl four times and 9-year-old girl once during the summer of 2010.

Manus has been charged with five counts of second degree sexual abuse. His bond has been set at $125,000. If convicted, he faces up to 125 years in prison.

According to The Courier, Manus was elected mayor of Oelwein in 2013. City officials declined to comment on the arrest Monday morning.

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