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MC man charged with felony sexual abuse: “I never did anything to deserve this”


This news story was published on June 7, 2014.
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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!”

Clausen, Spencer William SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Clausen, Spencer William
SUBJECT IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

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4 Responses to MC man charged with felony sexual abuse: “I never did anything to deserve this”

  1. Nature Boy Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This the police coming at you and not from you.

  2. badpontiac Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

    So ! who says a mental person should
    not enjoy sex. Heck plead insanity and you will be on a level field.

  3. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2014 at 10:44 am

    “the alleged victim at the time of the assault suffered from a mental defect or incapacity which precludes giving consent.”

    This means we are all guilty. Everyone has a mental defect of some kind.

    I am going to show this to my wife. After 50 years of marriage we are both going to jail. What a crock!! :-)))

  4. LVS Reply Report comment

    June 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

    He is innocent until proven guilty. If he is innocent it is a shame that he was charged as this will stay with him all his life.