FAYETTE COUNTY – A convicted Northern Iowa sex offender on pre-trial release allegedly committed another sex crime while on the loose.
After a week long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Isaiah Cecil-Hakeem Duffield on sexual abuse charges. Police say Duffield allegedly forced a sex act upon a 17-year-old female on April 10, 2022 in Fayette County.
Duffield, who is currently a convicted sex offender and is on pretrial release to the Department of Correctional services on a Criminal Mischief 2nd degree was also found to be noncompliant with the state sex offender registry by not living at his registered address. Duffield was arrested on April 18, 2022 and charged with the following crimes:
- Sex abuse in the third degree, Enhanced penalty for second count, which is a class “A” felony and
- Sex Offender-Registration violation 1st offense, (Duffield is pending a court hearing on the same violation that happened earlier this year, but has not yet been convicted)
The Fayette County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, when the victim reporting the assault was treated at a Decorah Hospital.