Charles City man convicted of sex abuse

Michael Debettignies Michael Debettignies

Arrested in 2017 for crime in 2012.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 7:35 PM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A jury finds a Floyd County man guilty of 3rd degree sex abuse.

Michael Joseph Debettignies, 51 of Charles City, was accused on July 12, 2017, of sexually abusing a 20-year-old female on April 6, 2012.

He pleaded not guilty and his trial began on Tuesday. It concluded Wednesday and after less than three and ½ hours of deliberation on Thursday, the jury returned a guilty verdict.

Debettignies is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13.

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