CLOSINGS: View Closings

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.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 29°
Albert Lea
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 33°
Austin
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 33°
Charles City
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 33°
Rochester
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 31°
Tracking the return of sunshine for the midweek.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Austin hires new coach

Image

Lake Mills girls track Invite

Image

Increasing liquor on-sale license fees in Rochester

Image

Lawsuit against the state of Iowa

Image

City of Rochester looking to repair the sidewalks

Image

Cocktails & Coffee with CBD

Image

Apprenticeship Signing Day

Image

"Unplanned" movie shines light on abortion debate

Image

Storm Team 3 Forecast

Image

New tree planted at Assisi Heights

Community Events