State Representative Charged with Sexual Abuse

Henry-RayhonsGARNER, Iowa – A member of the Iowa legislature has been charged with sexual abuse following an incident at a long term care facility.

Henry Rayhons, 78, of Garner, has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse. Rayhons is the representative from Iowa House District 8.

On the evening of May 23, the Garner Police Department responded to a report of sexual abuse at the Concord Care Center. According to the criminal complaint, Henry Rayhons, 78, is accused of performing a sex act against a woman  who was suffering from a mental defect or incapacity. The complaint states that Rayhons had been told the victim did not have cognitive ability to give consent to any sexual activity.

He is being held in the Hancock County Jail on $10,000 bond. The case has been referred to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.

Read the criminal complaint:


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