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Sioux Center Man Charged With Multiple Sex-Related Felonies

Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center man faces multiple felony sex-related charges following his Thursday arrest by Sioux Center Police.

According to court records, 36-year-old Jesus Garcia Topete is accused of two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse for allegedly forcing himself onto an 11-year-old girl on several occasions between December 21, 2017 and February 28, 2018. In addition, Garcia Topete is accused of Lascivious Acts With a Child during the same time frame.

He is also charged with 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse for allegedly forcing himself on a 15-year-old girl in mid-March of this year.

Each of the alleged crimes took place at Garcia Topete’s Sioux Center residence, according to authorities.

Each 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse Charge is a Class B Felony, while the Lascivious Acts and 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse charges are both Class C Felonies.

As of early Friday afternoon, Garcia Topete remained in the Sioux County Jail.

A Preliminary Hearing is scheduled for October 11th in Sioux County Magistrate Court.

Authorities stress that the charges are merely accusations and that defendants are considered innocent unless or until proven guilty in a court of law.

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