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Guilty plea in Wright County sex abuse

Steven Nelson Steven Nelson

Authorities say he gave the girls alcohol before assaulting them.

Posted: Mar. 28, 2018 3:05 PM

CLARION, Iowa – A man is pleading guilty to sexually abusing two teen girls.

Steven Wayne Nelson, 62 of Clarion, was arrested in April 2017 in Wright County and charged with two counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse. Authorities say he had unwanted sexual contact with a 17-year-old female and a 16-year-old female at a property in rural Goldfield. He’s also accused of forcing the girls to drink alcohol before he assaulted them.

Nelson has entered guilty pleas to two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse with injury. He faces up to five years in prison on each count and his sentencing is set for May 9.

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