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Mason City man pleads not guilty to sex abuse

Accused of assaulting two dependent adults.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 2:08 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – A man accused of sexually abusing two dependent adults is pleading not guilty.

Wasfie Ahmed Alshara, 19 of Mason City, was charged in June with two counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse. Authorities say that while working as a caretaker, Alshara sexually assaulted a woman in November 2017. He’s then accused of assaulting another woman at a group home facility on June 8.

Alshara’s trial is set to begin on September 11. He remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on $10,000 cash only bond.

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