CLOSINGS: View Closings

Clear Lake man found not guilty of sex abuse

Trial began Tuesday. Jury returned verdict Friday.

Posted: Sep. 14, 2018 8:13 PM
Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 9:00 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A jury of his peers has found a Clear Lake man not guilty of 3rd degree sexual abuse and invasion of privacy.

That verdict was returned Friday after the four day trial of Issaac Emmanuel Watkins, 25. He had been arrested in January. Clear Lake police said they found someone unconscious in the backseat of a car on May 6, 2017, and a witness had identified Watkins at the last person to be with the person. Police said a search of Watkins phone found images of him committing a sex act of the victim, who claimed no memory of the event.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 51°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
48° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 42°
Austin
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 52°
Charles City
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 50°
Rochester
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 38°
Tracking a chillier start to your Friday before a sunny warm up!
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

MercyOne: How to treat those dealing with heart attacks

Image

MercyOne: Using sound waves to monitor cardiac function

Image

MercyOne: Dealing with vascular ailments

Image

Tracking a Dreary Thursday

Image

Bomb squad investigates device found in downtown Rochester

Image

SAW: Garsen Schoor

Image

Tracking Exiting Rain and a Great Weekend

Image

New Township Hall

Image

Two dogs responsible for death of goats, alpaca

Image

Golden Apple: Mrs. Becky Jolivette

Community Events