MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged with felony sexual abuse says he is innocent.
Spencer William Clausen, age 21, was arrested in June by Cerro Gordo county law enforcement on a charge of felony sexual abuse in the third degree (709.4(1)(a)), which states that the alleged victim at the time of the assault suffered from a mental defect or incapacity which precludes giving consent. Authorities claimed that Clausen had nonconsensual sex with an 18-year-old female from Mason City at a rural Plymouth residence.
Clausen posted bond and was released from jail, awaiting a June 20th preliminary hearing in court. He was appointed a public defender.
Clausen, a cook at the Other Place in Clear Lake, said on June 6th via social media, after being released from jail, that he has lots of support.
“[sic] Thank you everyone for all if ur support and concern for me. You have really helped me through this so much already! I couldn’t ask for a better set of people in my life. Thank you all for untying the knots in my stomach today I love you all!!!”
Earlier, on June 5th, he said “[sic] ur gunna put a guy like me through this! i have a class c felony charge and now slashed tires and looking at minimum of 1000 dollar fine, up to 10 years in prison. i never did anything to deserve this those who know me, know i could never do something like this!”