Mason City man charged with sexually abusing victim suffering mental defect

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has been charged with sexually abusing a victim suffering from a mental defect or incapacity.

A criminal complaint charges 45-year-old Maioriko Henrick with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse against a victim with a mental defect. The complaint states on two separate occasions on July 19th and 20th of this year, Henrick while working at an assisted living facility entered the victim’s room, took clothing off of the victim and performed a sex act. The complaint says the victim suffers from a brain injury that was caused by a medical altercation several years ago.

A warrant was issued for Henrick’s arrest late last week, with Henrick being arrested early Tuesday. He’s being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $20,000 cash-only bond.

Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony, with each charge carrying a prison term of up to ten years. Henrick is due in court for his preliminary hearing on September 15th.