MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested a man for continuous sexual abuse of a child.
On May 5, 2021, Mason City Police Officers were called to complete a welfare check on a child at a residence on North Madison Avenue. The Iowa Department of Human Services was called in to assist and a criminal investigation was started into the incident.
Based on the results of the investigation, an arrest warrant was issued on May 17, 2021, for two counts of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, a class B felony. The suspect in the case has been identified as Nathaniel Scott Pearce, age 35, of Mason City.
Earlier today, Pearce was taken into custody on the arrest warrant in Shakapee, Minnesota. Bond on the warrant was set at $50,000 cash only. Following extradition, Pearce will appear before a judge in Cerro Gordo County on the warrant.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Investigator Terrance Prochaska at the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.