Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Mason City man takes plea deal in felony sex abuse case



This news story was published on November 29, 2014.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

MASON CITY – A man charged with felony sexual abuse in the third degree was able to work out a plea deal to a lesser charge of assault. He had maintained his innocence since the charge was brought this summer.

Spencer William Clausen, age 21 of Mason City, 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 say that Clausen had nonconsensual sex with an 18-year-old female from Mason City at a rural Plymouth residence.

Clausen pled guilty on November 13 to assault. He was given a 30 day suspended jail sentence, placed on one year probation, and ordered to pay $575.15 in court costs and restitution.  A no-contact order was set for a year between Clausen and the victim.

Clausen, a cook at the Other Place in Clear Lake, said on June 6th via social media, after being released from jail, that he had 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

Loading

How any selfies have you taken in the last month?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!

Need help with your website?
Call your local professional,
Breakthrough Web Design:
515-897-1144
or go to
BreakthoughWebDesign.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

3 Responses to Mason City man takes plea deal in felony sex abuse case

  1. Philosophus Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Ok, Society has a really negative viewpoint when it comes to sexuality. I’ve noticed that mentally or physically disabled adults are treated as if they have taken a permanent vow of celibacy by the staff caregivers charged with looking over them. Many of these mentally dysfunctional adults WANT to be sexual, but their caregivers won’t allow it. It’s a form of sexual repression by this overly tightwad society. Not sure in this instance, but in general this is how it is.

  2. FUBAR Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    It aint my fult she couldn’t speak and understand all I wanted was a little loven. Where I come fron sir my sister always says yes so I just think its alright for me to take it if they cant speak. LOSER

  3. LVS Reply Report comment

    November 30, 2014 at 8:49 am

    How do you plea bargain a sexual abuse charge? If he is innocent just turn him loose. If guilty, throw the book at him. A plea bargain is nothing less than condoning what he is accused of.