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Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor


This news story was published on September 26, 2020.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor has entered a not-guilty plea and is set to stand trial in November.

Mason City police filed a charge of class D felony prostitution against 38-year-old David Welsher, who claims via his public social media account to live in Mason City and work as “Staff Development Manager at Subway (KGB Inc.)”

A criminal complaint was filed against Welsher by Mason City police on June 18, alleging a violation of Iowa code 725.1(2)(b), which states, “A person who purchases or offers to purchase services as a partner in a sex act from a person who is under the age of eighteen commits a class ‘D’ felony.”  The alleged crime was committed on August 23, 2019, records show.

Welsher was jailed but released to the custody of Iowa corrections on June 19.

At a July 28 arraignment, a public defender entered a plea of not-guilty for Welsher. A pretrial conference is scheduled for November 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM and a jury trial is scheduled for November 24, 2020.

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10 Responses to Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    This is a resume enhancement for a dumocrat

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    September 28, 2020 at 10:35 am

    But, would it be okay in California, would he have to be on the sex offenders list?

    I am surprised that the DNC didn’t step in to help him. They cover for the sexual assaults and pedophilia of Joe Biden.

    Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the consent of the recipient. Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced, coerced, or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity.

    Pedo Joe seems to get his jollies from touching young girls, and sniffing their hair. I am not kink shaming, but, the unwanted touching for his gratification…..

    Because they are all underage, makes it pedophilia.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    he reminds me of Jared

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    David has Always!! been seen with younger adult men, he has done this as long as I’ve known him 25 years at least. I couldn’t ever figure out why one would wanna do this. The only conclusion is that he lured these guys with gifts, money, promises, Ect… to get into their pants for a quick moment of what he thought was a Rush, Pleasure, Controlment, whatever you wanna call it. All this time you have been preying on younger adult men that makes you a Sex Offender.

    I am very sure there are others over the years that this has happened to, Come forward and come out of the closet completely to the victims. This guy played you and pressured you into doing things you wouldn’t normally do. David Welsher has made a bad name to the North Iowa GLBTQ community. He needs to be held accountable for his actions.

    As a longtime member for the North Iowa GLBTQ community, I am ashamed to see that his involvement and representation is NOT what North Iowa GLBTQ members are about. David has tarnished the image of GLBTQ members who still have to live here.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Another MAGA man down and out.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 27, 2020 at 8:30 pm

      Wasn’t it the Democrats/ liberals who support the GLBTQ community?

      From what I see and can piece together, most members of that community are Democrats/ liberals, not Trump supporters.

      Trump supporters are usually conservative, believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, 2 genders ( male and female), and are prolife.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

        I feel if Biden is elected, you are going to see a lot more of this.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 28, 2020 at 10:53 pm

        Yes the LGBT is for rights for all. That is why we believe this man needs to be in jail.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Lord he did it and he knows he did sicko the police got him red handed lock him up and chop his nuts@!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 27, 2020 at 7:59 am

    If found guilty, castration is in order.