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Mason City police arrest man for sexual assault

MASON CITY – Police raced to the scene of an assault after a 911 call Tuesday morning and later arrested a man.

Mason City police say that at approximately 1:30 AM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Mason City Police Officers responded to a 911 call. A staff member had been assaulted at the North Iowa Transition Center, 408 1st Street NW.

Officers arrived and the victim was sent to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa for treatment for minor injuries. The victim was later released from the hospital.

A suspect had fled the scene, but later returned. As a result, 51-year-old Joseph Dean Wallace was arrested and charge with third-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Mr. Wallace remains in custody at the Cerro Gordo Comity Jail.

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