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Hung jury leads to mistrial in indecent exposure case of Mason City woman

MASON CITY — A hung jury has led to a mistrial being declared in the case of a Mason City woman charged with indecent exposure after an incident near a preschool back in October. 

40-year-old Krista Mary was taken into custody on October 8th after allegedly exposing herself on the steps of a residence in the 400 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue, with employees of a preschool across the street noticing her behavior and calling police. Indecent exposure is a serious misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1875.

Court documents show that Judge Adam Sauer declared a mistrial on Thursday after the jury was not able to return a verdict. Sauer ordered that Mary be retried on June 22nd in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

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