Lake Mills man already serving prison time for sexual abuse sentenced to ten more years

MASON CITY — It’s ten more years in prison for a Lake Mills man already spending 20 years in prison on sexual abuse convictions and now having pleaded guilty in a different sexual abuse case.

23-year-old Benjamin Monson was convicted in the fall of 2020 on two counts of third-degree sexual abuse after a pair of different incidents in Mason City in 2019. Court documents stated the incidents happened at two different locations, with one of the female victims being unconscious and physically helpless at the time, with the other being forced against her will. Monson was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A new Class B-level second-degree sexual abuse charge was filed in June in Cerro Gordo County District Court, accusing Monson of performing sexual acts with a victim under the age of 12 at a Mason City residence in April 2018. Monson eventually pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of third-degree sexual abuse, a Class C felony.

District Judge Colleen Weiland sentenced Monson on Monday to an additional ten years in prison.