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Cerro Gordo County jury finds northwest Iowa man not guilty of sexual abuse

MASON CITY — A Cerro Gordo County jury has found a northwest Iowa man not guilty of sexual abuse.

31-year-old David Vazquez of Holstein was arrested last August after a nationwide warrant was issued for his arrest six days earlier on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse.

Vazquez was accused of committing numerous sexual acts against a child under the age of 12 during a five-month span in 2019 while he lived in Mason City.

After a week-long trial, the jury found Vazquez not guilty on both charges. If he had been convicted, he would have faced up to 50 years in prison.

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