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Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman


This news story was published on May 17, 2019.
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STORY COUNTY, IOWA – Three men are accused of a home invasion and sexual assault of an elderly Iowa woman as police seek the whereabouts of two of the culprits as just one is in custody.

On Thursday, August 23, 2018 at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Story County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion/assault that took place in Kelley, IA earlier that evening. An 82-year-old resident of Kelley reported she was confronted by three (3) male subjects who had entered her home uninvited and assaulted her.

The investigation revealed the victim was sprayed in the face with a chemical agent which resulted in temporary loss of sight, was struck about the head and face during the course of the incident and had been sexually assaulted. The suspects removed property from her home valued in excess of $1,000.

The suspects then went to a second residence in Kelley, IA and stole property valued in excess of $1,500 and took possession of a 1998 Cadillac DeVille without the owner’s consent. The vehicle was recovered on August 24, 2018.

Through an extensive investigation in collaboration with the Story County Attorney’s Office, the three (3) suspects have been identified: Jacob Jimenez, Manuel Balderas and Luis Cruz. Warrants for all three (3) suspects were signed on April 30, 2019 charging each with the following:

1. Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree (Class A Felony)
2. Burglary in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony)
3. Robbery in the 1st Degree (Class B Felony)
4. Willful Injury (Class C Felony)
5. Two Counts of Theft in the 2nd Degree (Class D Felony)
6. Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Luis Cruz was taken in custody by the Eagle Pass Police Department in Texas.

The Story county sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on the case or the whereabouts of Jacob Jimenez and Manuel Balderas to contact Sgt. Anthony Rhoad with the Story County Sheriff’s Office at (515)382-75.

Manuel Balderas

Jacob Jimenez

Luis Cruz

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43 Responses to Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Gas Chamber.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I am still waiting for the soroazz based demorats to tell us how the EU is doing because their government disarmed all the rightful citizens and brought in the muzzeys?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 20, 2019 at 8:32 am

    It’s calle -d a clip (clips in dipshit) 380 has more stopping power than over rated 9 mm’s – I would have got her you dirty hairy 69 -44 mag but it weighs too much and has a kick – you should pick any protector that you feel safe with as long as you have the sense to CARRY !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 8:52 am

    You woke me up – tomorrow I will trade my mothers pistol in (6 round 380) for a glock 18 shot .40 caliber home protector – oh yea and 2 extra clips and a few more (cartoons) of ammunition.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 2:16 pm

      I already have one, along with a 357 Sig and two 12 gauges.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      Who are you talking to? Why would you even have a .380? IDK much but I took a quick look at the fleet farm ad, seems that .380 is more expensive than larger calibers. Looked on YouTube it seems it’s not a good round for self defense by most opinions. Another quick look and nobody seems to care for your .40 either. IDK why you went over the top with your drama and threw out .40 Cal Glock home defender blah blah and had to be specific about capacity? Are you suggesting your mom only deserves an underpowered gun with few bullets in it so she can miss out of fear and adrenaline and if she manages to hit something it should be relatively inneffective? Why don’t you love your mom? Are you just some weirdo that thinks nobody needs over 6 rounds and semi auto is bad and scary? You’re just being dumb for fun right?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Hey, guy who doesn’t own or know anything. It’s not called a clip. It’s a magazine or mag for short. Stop talking ignorant over the top crap.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

    The demorat party takes the blame for this !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    More gun’s less crime. The stats are out there. The truth is out there. Would you care one way or another if they are legal or illegal if it was your grandmother? Personally If they get murdered in an act of vigilante justice, of say that’s better than the law catching them and putting them in our prisons so we can pay them for attacking an old lady by keeping them clothed feed and housed. Roos and bullets are cheap, clubs are cheaper yet. I hope some day they fk with the wrong old lady and end up full of .357 holes or buckshot, they and half their family probably deserve to be wiped out any damn way.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      Kids in the home most responsible gun owners keep their ammo locked up so if someone gets in you won’t have time to load and shoot no matter how quick you are.

      A baseball bat is quicker as more guns equals more deaths and many of them are accidental.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

        Strange, in America areas with higher LEGAL gun ownership consistently experience LESS CRIME. It is a fact and you’re welcome to look it up and educate yourself. I think you’re just repeating false information you were told by people who don’t understand what they are talking about and just like to spread ignorance and misinformation to brainwash people who aren’t willing or aware they can do some research and come to their own individual opinion, I bet you’re hard left? That’s a shame same as being hard right. Ignorant….anyway. the areas that end up experiencing shootings are USUALLY gun free zones and liberal havens this proves one thing people who don’t care about the law like to use gun’s against people they know obeyed a law to make their legal firearms illegal and making sure they’d be good soft targets for a guy who doesn’t follow laws, like the one about murder.. they are places with very very strict gun control cities like Chicago and la, again you can look up all these FACTS. You’re just not informed or you choose to blindly believe and follow what you’re told by the people you where told you think are intelligent cool. You do know more people are stabbed to death each year in this country than are killed by gun’s? You can look that fact up. You realise McDonald’s kills more people a year in this country than gun’s? Yet when’s the last time you went to McDonald’s and slapped the Happy meal from a toddlers hand? You could have saved one of those children you’re so worried about… You need some real research and not isong your usual sources, clearly you need to look into unbiased outlets and agencies that provide realistic and accurate information. Did you know rifles are used in the least amount of gun crimes? Be it murder or robbery? Yet we have fools screaming about evil rifle’s… Complaining about gun’s and blaming gun’s is childish. What you should be worried about is the lack of education and respect for firearms. In the past most schools had firearms in school for shooting sports and basic safety and education was just common place. The gun wasn’t a mysterious object that people fantasized about, it was simply a tool. Have you ever tried shooting? Have you met actual owners of firearms? Talked to them? They aren’t people like you see portrayed in biased comedy sketches or joke’s. They are normal people… Try it before you bash it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 5:57 pm

        Ya, those people out there who own defensive firearms keep them locked up and the ammo stored separately… And pigeons shit gold. Most people just educate their children and teach them respect and responsibility. Ok good people do at least. But not everyone has kids either. It’s not really your choice and it’s not something that can be covered in a blanket statement. Why do you feel like you should get to control facets of other adults personal lives?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 7:24 pm

          When there’s been a lot of shootings involving kids someone has to educate these dipshits.
          You’re right some don’t have kids and they probably ok as long as they are mentally stabled as well as everyone is in the home otherwise we’ll continue this path of gun violence.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I think this is terrible what happen but what also is terrible is you people are so brainwashed into thinking every Mexican is an illegal and a criminal.

    Had this been a white guy maybe one or 2 post calling the guy a pos and that’s all that would have been said think I’m full of it then go look at the stories on here of crimes committed by a white person hardly a damn thing said gee I wonder why? Oh yeah cuz the other ones are colored and that makes them a bigger pos right?

    You can blame democrats all you want but you republicans can be just as awful but you will never stand up and admit your faults because you were bred to hate those who are different then you are and you are set in your ways.

    A guy by the name of Scott Rogers bib overall wearing dude from osage area would come into the bar I was tending at and constantly bitch about black people and Mexicans just he never looked at himself chasing after a fat lard ass even tho he is married but hates his life because he stuck in a crappy job and a crazy wife scared to go out in public.

    His parents hated black people as did he and I’m willing to bet more like him out there.

    No secret the Klan was interested around this area for a good reason.

    You people are the real enemy with your ignorant racist views who should be ashamed of yourselfs.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      I think it’s caused by the fact that we have lost so many people, young girls at that to illegal Mexican dirtbags. We didn’t have to lose Mollie or the other two girls here in Iowa over the past few years if these losers were where they are supposed to be. In this world it’s better to assume the worst of a stranger and be prepared. Especially African Americans as the Chicago and Detroit trash are unique in their violence and stupidity, Mexicans tend to do roofs and meth. Lots of them are violent and angry, they grew up in constant hostility and crime, they aren’t gonna change that jjust cuz they moved north. Better to stay suspicious and keep a distance from them. They are mostly all dangerous.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 2:25 pm

        Thanks for proving my point with your ignorant racist views you stated it perfectly the example my post refered to.

        There was a white man who killed a college student who was from Brazil and hardly any outrage for that poor gal.

        What happen to mollie was horrible and that pos will pay for that and I have no problem saying that just like the pos white guy who did what he did the difference is I call them both out something many of racist people don’t.

        You assume Mexicans only do roofs and do meth when it was actually the white guys drug as most Mexican that do any drugs use weed.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 8:20 am

          There is a damn big difference between American Hispanics and Illegal aliens who just happen to be from A Spanish Speaking country. By the way Dumb Ass, I have told you before and I will do it again, Mexico is a country, not a race you stupid ass bitch. You lump all people with brown skin as Mexicans and that is just not true. We are anti-illegal, not anti-hispanic. And, if you call me a racist again I will hunt you down. I have lived with and around Mexicans for longer than you have been alive. I worked and lived in Mexico for years and worked on the border even longer.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

            Oh please you’re a racist pos it’s plain as day to see that.
            You’re just too fuking ignorant and very stupid.
            You come hunt me you little bitch and I’ll show you a world of hurt on your racist ass fuking punk.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2019 at 2:14 pm

            Oh, now I am scared. Like I would ever be scared of a whiny P.O.S. like you you lying little bitch.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm

            And I’m not scared of some pos racist white trash who talks about hunting someone down who can’t stand to see the truth you little bitch.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 7:33 am

            No, he’s not. Come on by and find out. Come on by and find out. Always a big mouth tough guy behind a keyboard that is a card carrying sissy in real life.

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            Anonymous

            May 20, 2019 at 8:39 am

            Says the guy threatening to hunt people down lol sissy boy.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

      There is nothing bigoted about unwillingness to assume responsibility for social problems belonging to a different state (Illinois) or a different country (Mexico). Your, post, on the other hand, is about as bigoted as they come. You are a very intolerant and hateful little person.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Makes me puk to here the demorats say WE NEED THEM ! Right! for votes you scumbags.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      I’m not sticking up for the punks but let’s get something straight.
      Just because they are Mexican doesn’t mean they are here illegally you racist fuking garbage.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm

        It’s a good bet, the assumption doesn’t make anyone a racist you bleeding heart moron.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

          Just people like you ya worthless pile of shit.

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            Anonymous

            May 19, 2019 at 2:18 pm

            *Nothing like playing the race card. That’s the only thing this bitch can fall back on. (playing the race card is really old and people are tired of it).

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 20, 2019 at 10:03 am

        Most people of Mexican origin are either here illegally, or here legally because their ancestors came here illegally. Throughout the history of the republic, we have had very limited legal migration from Mexico.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 19, 2019 at 4:31 pm

      So pointing out the ignorant racist white trash in iowa is playing the race card huh lol you’re a special kind of stupid.

      Go huff some glue.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

    She needed an AR 15 and a 30 round clip to flip these chitholers.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 18, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      And risk a child getting killed?
      A baseball bat and a taser will give enough time to get away to get help.
      Too many accidental deaths happen in this country because of guns.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 19, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        You don’t know very much about the subject of firearm for defensive purposes do you? Why would a child get shot because the old lady shot a home intruder? Frangible ammunition is the answer to that simple problem. Other types of rounds designed for the very purpose of home defense. Their isn’t one type of bullet. Also please explain to me how a bat and taser would help an old women you k ow a lot of tough 83 year olds? Have you ever been on a violent encounter? You can take you bat and taser and your fantasy’s I’d rather someone on the good team has a firearm. I’ve seen many people taze themselves in starnge and scary places and laugh it off with real taser’s bot the crap at Walmart. What happens when someone on drugs gets tased? Most times they keep coming. Bats can be dodged or grabbed and used against you, there’s no reason to get that close to a hostile person distance is your friend. What if they have a knife? You’re a martial artist and you’re gonna knock the knife out of their hands? You need to look into these gun deaths you made false claims about. Over all we don’t have that many shootings. Inner city crime and suicide account for alot of that and suicide is something determined people find a way to do gun’s don’t matter on that equation so that stat shouldn’t count in the gun fatality count. The crime thing is majority black criminal’s shooting black people that alot of the time happen to be criminal’s. Again they are violent criminal’s of gun’s turned to dust tonight they’d be beating and stabbing each other…. Tonight. You have to realise victims of crime alot of the time are picked because they look like easy Target’s. It’s sad but it tends to be the weak the old the frail women young kid’s. Otherwise it is random bold crime. When you suggest people should use a taser or bat or mace (which has more drawbacks than anything else) you’re betting that a person of average or less than average health and or fitness should fight physically against someone who’s quite likely much more fit and strong or just plain strung out on dope of whatever sort. It’s not a fair fight, it shouldn’t be a fair fight but the victim should have the upper hand. For most everyone the absolute equalizer will be a firearm. You’re also ignoring the fact that a physical fight involves the risk of fluid transfer, do you wanna risk disease?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

          What is scary is that you probably have a gun. You should of stayed in school.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm

          False news?
          I spose you think sandy hooks was staged.
          Your ignorant views is very dangerous.

          So you think an old woman is gonna handle a gun like dirty harry do you?

          I have no guns and last time someone broke in my home he spent his days drinking his lunch through a straw.

          You’re ignorant indeed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 5:15 am

    What kind of ‘boner-heads’ sexually assault an 82 year old woman??

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 20, 2019 at 7:52 am

      82 year old eLViS types! Happens every day in the old folks homes.

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    Democrats are a bunch of shit!!! Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Eagle Pass, Texas is right on the border with Mexico. The other two are back in Mexico I am sure. We are living in lawless times thanks to the Democrats and Demopublicans. Sad!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 18, 2019 at 1:41 am

    build the wall

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    So, it’s been 9 months since this happened, did they ever catch the other two scum?